Washington (ANI): Jason Bateman will be joining Brad Pitt and
Edward Norton in "State of Play". Helming the Universal Pictures'
adaptation of the British miniseries will be Last King of
Scotland director Kevin Macdonald. The movie will see Norton
playing a congressman whose speedy political rise is threatened by
an investigation into the death of his mistress.
Pitt will be playing the role of a politico-turned-journalist
whose relationship with the solon is compromised when he oversees
his newspaper's investigation into the murder and develops a
relationship with the politician's estranged wife. This will be the
second time the duo work together after their 1999 hit movie
Fight Club.The script for the pic has been written by
Matthew Michael Carnahan, reports Variety. Filming is due to start
in November start. Andrew Hauptman will produce with Working Title
partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. Paul Abbott, who wrote the six
hour mini, is on as executive producer.