Pitt feels the 'Burn' for Coen brothers


Brad Pitt has signed on to join his "Ocean's Thirteen" co-star George Clooney in the Coen brothers' "Burn After Reading" for Working Title Films.

The black comedy, which also stars Frances McDormand, centers on a CIA agent who loses the disc of the book he is writing. Like the film's title, the screenplay is shrouded in secrecy, and it is unclear what role Pitt will play.

The actor will begin shooting the film in late August.

Joel and Ethan Coen penned the screenplay, and Joel Coen will direct the contemporary project.

Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing alongside the Coens. Focus Features will distribute worldwide.

Pitt, whose "Ocean's Thirteen" will unspool at next month's Festival de Cannes, recently wrapped Warner Bros. Pictures' "The Assassination of Jesse James." The "Babel" star's upcoming films also include Paramount Pictures' "Benjamin Button," which he is finishing in New Orleans.

He is repped by CAA, Brillstein-Grey and attorney Alan Hergott.