Focus Features and Working Title will give a wide release to the Coen brothers’ Burn After Reading on Sept. 12 because of it’s funny (I’ve read the script) and has two big names (George Clooney, Brad Pitt) along with John Malkovich, Frances McDormand and Tilda Swinton. But how wide? Somewhere between 1500 and 2000 theatres? More? Pamela McClintock‘s Variety story doesn’t mention a Cannes opening, but the IMDB has it down as a Cannes selection (with a date even — 5.14).