'Burn After Reading' and other movies and shows that predicted the future

The film is eerily similar to the latest FBI investigation of a Capitol rioter who stole a laptop...

Stars Insider

18/01/21 | StarsInsider

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In the world of fiction, anything is possible. Yet there are some movie/show plots and story lines that include creative and seemingly foreshadowing details that later end up becoming startlingly true.

The film 'Burn After Reading' (2008), about two gym employees (played by Frances McDormand and Brad Pitt) in Washington, D.C. who try to sell CIA information to the Russian embassy, is one such phenomenon. The Coen brothers' film started trending after Politico announced that "The FBI is investigating a claim that a PA woman who rioted at the Capitol on January 6 stole a laptop from Speaker Pelosi's office and intended to sell it to the Russians." Does life imitate art, or is this just a really bad sequel?  

Click through this gallery and take a look back at other series and films that looked forward to predict world events, new technology, and social and cultural change.


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