George Clooney is set to star in the spy comedy, Burn After Reading for Focus Features and Working Title Films.

The actor will be under the direction of Joel and Ethan Coen for their third film together; The Hollywood Reporter says it's about a CIA agent who loses the disc of the book he is writing, with Clooney will play a killer in the comedy. Ethan and Joel are writing the script, and Joel is directing the film.

Burn After Reading will start shooting next August to mid-September, for a 2008 release.