Source: Production Weekly
George Clooney will reunite with Joel Coen & Ethan Coen on Burn After Reading, their third collaboration together after Intolerable Cruelty and O Brother, Where Art Thou?.
According to Production Weekly, the Coen Bros. script is loosely based on the novel Burn Before Reading: Presidents, CIA Directors, and Secret Intelligence, by Admiral Stansfield Turner, who served as director of the CIA from 1977 to 1981.
The contemporary East Coast caper is about a C.I.A. guy who’s writing a book and he loses the disc. Clooney’s character won’t be the C.I.A. agent, however. He’ll instead be the killer.
Production is scheduled to begin in August, after he wraps filming on Leatherheads, which starts shooting early next spring.