Must Watch: The Coen Brothers' Burn After Reading Trailer!

May 29, 2008
Source: Apple

Burn After Reading Trailer

The first red band trailer for The Coen Brothers' latest film titled Burn After Reading has officially debuted! The film is a dark spy-comedy about an ousted CIA official's memoirs that accidentally fall into the wrong hands. I'm glad they launched this as a red band and not a tame green band - because it looks awesome! Brad Pitt and John Malkovich are absolutely frickin' perfect! What an incredible follow up to No Country for Old Men. I think the Coen Brothers finally got another classic comedy on their hands, since The Ladykillers really wasn't that great. I really don't think Burn After Reading needs any more of an introduction, because all you need to know is that it stars Pitt, Malkovich, Clooney, Swinton, and McDormand and is about some lost CIA documents.

Watch the red band trailer for Burn After Reading:

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You can also watch the Burn After Reading trailer in High Definition on Apple

Burn After Reading is both written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, the directing duo behind Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and most recently the Oscar winning No Country for Old Men. After debuting at the Venice International Film Festival, Focus Features will be releasing the film domestically in the US. Burn After Reading arrives in theaters on September 12th.

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Reader Feedback - 40 Comments


With the Brothers behind the camera and this cast in front, there is no way this can fail. Looks solid!

Steven Ormsbee on May 29, 2008


Alex the Burn After Reading " first line after the trailer " link is wrong ... it linked to The Longshots movie ....with the Ice Cube movie and for the movie ...Wow ...that looks really funny and it will be really good everyone is nominated or an Oscar winners ...and it must be good

shero on May 29, 2008


"Did anybody lose their secret CIA Shit?" Classic. I'm so there.

jason_md2020 on May 29, 2008


Anybody here like "The Ladykillers"? because this film is going to be in the same exact vein as that one (not No Country for Old Men).

Vega Bro on May 29, 2008


it kind of resembles the feel of Raising Arizona and Fargo...I like will definately be a great add to the Coen brothers' repitoire of films...

Maxx on May 29, 2008


I can't wait to see this movie. It's one of my most anticipated of the whole year.

Dylan on May 29, 2008


This film has what every spy comedy should have, in order to be successful... SLEDGEHAMMER!

Dave Lister, JMC on May 29, 2008


FAIL! ... haha... NOT. Very cool trailer. Would definitely watch this. Seems like a lot of fun!

egghub on May 29, 2008


September 12? I can't wait that long (whine, whine). I guess I'll just watch the trailer every day. Twice. 🙂

Elkit on May 29, 2008


Looks hilarious.... the cast is perfect for this movie.. cant wait its going to be a good fall

Nodnarb on May 29, 2008


Was that George Clooney and Tilda Swinton? Are they reprising their roles from Michael Clayton? I was kinda disappointed when I saw Clooney, just because when he's doing comedy roles, he kinda does the same schtick.. Oh Brother was forgivable because it was the first time he did it, but then he did the same kinda thing for Intolerable Cruelty and Leatherheads. Almost seems like there are too many big name actors in this, but I'm always down for a Coen comedy.

The Brain on May 29, 2008


Don't forget J K Simmons. Awesome in just about anything he has been in.

L on May 29, 2008


Emmanuel Lubenzky cinematography! I'm there.

Vic on May 29, 2008


That's one fine trailer.

DCompose on May 29, 2008


Who talked Brad Pitt into going back to his "Cool World" haircut?

Tom Brazelton on May 29, 2008


I think this looks great and wow what a cast. I agree that this should definitely be a winner.

Janet on May 29, 2008


Malkovich is a nutbag

Nthngmn on May 29, 2008


This looks epic.

Josh on May 30, 2008


Good cast..good people making the movie...funny preview..seems like a safe bet thus far..

Kyle A. K. on May 30, 2008


looks good! funny serious good cast! the brothers might have another one for their resume's

Adam Araujo on May 30, 2008


Looks brilliant - Bradd Pitt on top form!! What's with all the REDBAND stuff these days - is hollywood finally making movies for adults? lol

nha on May 30, 2008


lol "pc or a mac"

Level1Alt on May 30, 2008



Stumm on May 30, 2008


Looks fantastic. Very Fargo...people in over their heads....funny yet has a hint of darkness.

Heckle on May 30, 2008


nha: Looks like it. Movies for adults NEED to be made.

Roy on May 30, 2008


Again the Coen Brothers have hit it out of the park, I can't wait. SLEDGEHAMMER RULES

Scorpio on May 30, 2008


#7, I feel the overwhelming urge to see if I can track down a Sledge Hammer! box set now. Catching bullets in your teeth has never been funnier!

kevjohn on May 30, 2008


"I am a mere good samaritan," That sold me along with Malkovich punching Pitt in the nose.

Xerxex on May 30, 2008


Looks VERY good but I like THE LADYKILLERS, not perfect but good.

Ryan on May 30, 2008


How different will be from The Big Lebowski, I wonder? It seems like the same plot: ordinary schmoes with too much confidence get themselves tangled up in a big conspiracy.

Minic on May 30, 2008


Wow, look at brad pitt's face at 0:52 after he gets hit in the face by malkovich. Classic.

JG on May 31, 2008


I didn't think much of this movie before but after watching the trailer i really want to see this looks hilarious, Brad Pitt was hilarious "Did anybody lose their secret CIA Shit?" priceless.

Curtis on May 31, 2008


Basically like Chuck- but with the CoBros directing. Also seems a return to Big Lebowski style stoner/slacker comedy. Can. Not. Wait.

The Shed on Jun 16, 2008


whats the second song?

jack on Jun 16, 2008


I am also curious about the music in this trailer. Anybody know? I prefer the Coen's when they do dark comedy. No Country For Old Men was good, but I'll take Lebowski anyday.

Delvis on Jun 30, 2008


Found out! For those wondering: First song is "Grounds For Divorce" by Elbow. Second song is "I've Got A Line On You" by the band Spirit.

Delvis on Jun 30, 2008


Looks very dark and funny i think the cohen brothers done it again

oscar on Jul 2, 2008


Gsss, Brads looks hot with his older coen brothers. I can't wait to watch real movie. xoxo

Joyce on Aug 29, 2008



ASLAN on Jan 5, 2009


uh this was done before and way better

serious? on Sep 29, 2009

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