Brad Pitt has signed on to join his Ocean’s 13 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 Hollywood Reporter says the actor will begin shooting the film in late August.
Joel and Ethan Coen wrote the screenplay, and Joel Coen will direct the contemporary project. Focus Features will distribute worldwide.