Burn After Reading Movie Preview - Trailer We're revealing a preview for the newest dark comedy from the Coen Brothers, 'Burn After Reading.' This R-rated laugh-out-loud film boasts a true Hollywood cast, starring John Malkovich, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand and Brad Pitt. All of these characters come together when a CIA agent accidentally leaves a disk with his top-secret memoirs at a Washington D-C gym. Some crooked gym employees decide to blackmail the agent in order to make a little chi-ching off of the info. On top of this unauthorized government deal, there's a look at the world of spying, online dating and extramarital affairs. Find out which side your favorite star is on in the upcoming 'Burn After Reading' when it hits theatres September 12th. Or if you can't wait, the film will open at the 2008 Venice Film Festival.