Do look now - Coens come to Venice
Digital Spy says the black comedy, Burn After Reading, will open the 65th edition of the prestigious moviefest on August 27th.
The movie follows a CIA spook who mislays a disk containing his memoirs. When it falls into the clutches of two unscrupulous gym employees, they try to sell the spy's secrets.
A stellar cast are involved in the film, including George Clooney, John Malkovich, Brad Pitt and Six Feet Under's Richard Jenkins.
Previous Coen brothers collaborator Frances McDormand (Fargo, The Man Who Wasn't There) is also on board, as is British-born actress Tilda Swinton, who won this year's Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Michael Clayton.
Established in 1932, the Venice Film Festival is now the oldest film festival in the world. Each year, the event's judges award the Golden Lion to the best work in competition.
Last year, the prize went to Ang Lee for Lust, Caution.
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