The story be­hind the film

The Irish Mail on Sunday - TV Week - - YOUR MOVIE PLANNER -

Burn Af­ter Read­ing re­unites the Coens with such reg­u­lar col­lab­o­ra­tors as Frances McDor­mand (Blood Sim­ple, Fargo) – who is also mar­ried to Joel Coen – and Ge­orge Clooney (In­tol­er­a­ble Cru­elty, O Brother, Where Art Thou?), whom the Coens favour cast­ing as, in their own words, ‘a mo­ron’. They wrote parts spe­cially for ac­tors they had yet to work with and wanted to, namely John Malkovich and Brad Pitt; the lat­ter, ac­cord­ing to Joel, ‘em­braces his in­ner knuck­le­head’ to play span­dex-wear­ing gym trainer Chad.

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