July 31, 2008 10:02:16 GMT
Announcing the full list of movies up for the Golden Lion award, the 65th Venice Film Festival's organizers made known that 'Burn After Reading' is set to open the event.
Another coveted film festival, the 65th Venice International Film Festival, is about to be held. Bearing that in mind, it is announced that the Coen brothers' latest dark comedy "Burn After Reading" has been given the honor to open the fest on August 27 with two of its stars George Clooney and Brad Pitt are expected to make a red carpet appearance.
The drama comedy from Focus Features about two gym employees' attempt to blackmail a former CIA agent using his memoir is included in the 'Out of Competition' movie list which is the only American movie put into the category. The full list of the movie which is not included in the competition can be seen via LaBiennale.org.
Meanwhile, the full list of 'In Competition' movies which was announced in Rome by Paolo Baratta, the president of the Venice Biennale, and Marco Muller, director of the cinema section can be read at LaBiennale.org. The 65th Venice International Film Festival will be closed on September 6.