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Mirren, McAdams join Pitt and Norton in State of Play

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Washington (ANI): Oscar winner Helen Mirren, Rachel McAdams and Robin Wright Penn have signed on to star alongside Brad Pitt and Edward Norton in 'State of Play". 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 the politician's former campaign manager whose relationship with congressman is compromised when he oversees his newspaper's investigation into the murder and develops a relationship with the politician's estranged wife, to be played by Wright Penn. McAdams will play a reporter in the middle of a career-making story, while Mirren will play the newspaper's steely editor, a role undertaken by Bill Nighy in the original mini.

Also already on board to star in the Universal Pictures' adaptation of the British miniseries is Jason Bateman, the other lead reporter in the movie, reports Variety. Kevin Macdonald is directing, with Matthew Michael Carnahan penning the script. Andrew Hauptman is producing with Working Title partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. Paul Abbott, who wrote the six-hour mini, is exec producer.

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