Coen Brothers Launch Venice Festival

In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru, planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon! Gru delights in all things wicked; he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad.

The Coen brothers’ ‘Burn After Reading’ will open this year’s
Venice Film Festival.

The dark spy comedy, starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt,
John Malkovich, Frances McDormand and Tilda Swinton, will launch from the
Venice Lido August 27th, ahead of its European release, September 5th.

‘Burn’, which the Coens wrote and directed,
revolves around an ousted CIA official, played by John Malkovich, whose memoir
falls into the hands of two Washington, D.C., gym employees, who decide to
attempt to exploit their find.

The Venice Film Festival will run Aug. 27th-Sept 6th