Coen Brothers Paint the Town

brownstoner photoBurn After Reading, a “dark spy-comedy” starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt will be shooting in the nabe for the next few days.  Part of the shoot is taking place on State Street between Clinton and Court (thanks pbdotc). Brownstoner has photos of buildings on the block painted to suit the Coen Brothers vision of a Georgetown street.  The production crew (and perhaps Clooney and Pitt?) will be enjoying craft services at 111 Hicks Street’s vacant restaurant (thanks JL). Photo: Brownstoner Production has begun in New York City on Burn After Reading for Focus Features and Working Title Films. Academy Award winners Joel and Ethan Coen are writing, producing, and directing the film, which will also shoot in Washington, D.C. Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are executive-producing the film with Robert Graf, who has worked on the Coens’ last five features in various producing capacities.
The dark spy-comedy stars Academy Award winners George Clooney and Frances McDormand, and Academy Award nominees Brad Pitt and John Malkovich. Mr. Malkovich plays an ousted CIA official whose memoir accidentally falls into the hands of two unwise D.C. gym employees intent on exploiting their find. Rounding out the cast are Tilda Swinton (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe), who plays the wife of Mr. Malkovich’s character, and Richard Jenkins, who previously starred for the Coens in The Man Who Wasn’t There.

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  • Billy Reno

    Wow! The über-dreamy Clooney! The scrumptious Pitt! And…John Malkovich. All within a half block from me?! I haven’t been this excited since “Batman and Robin” came out on DVD!

  • spm

    They’re also filming something between Pierrepont and Clark on Hicks Street – they cleaned out the entire house and set up tents in the backyard. This is a lovely home where they recently lost their beloved golden retriever. It’s on my daily walk to and from the subway so I’ll be looking to meet Mr. Clooney – again (1st time was when they were filming “One Fine Day” at Borough Hall.)

  • RadioHead

    Yea just based on the cast alone and with the Coen Brothers backing this up I already cant wait for this come out.