Brad Pitt and Ed Norton Reteaming in State of Play

September 12, 2007
Source: Variety

Brad Pitt and Edward Norton

Listen to this combination of Hollywood superpowers: actors Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland), and screenwriter Matthew Michael Carnahan (The Kingdom, Lions for Lambs). The film they're all part of (in their respective roles) is titled State of Play, which is based off of the British miniseries. Universal is putting the film into production starting in November after Ed Norton finishes filming The Incredible Hulk.

In State of Play, Norton will play a congressman whose speedy political rise is threatened by an investigation into the death of his mistress. Pitt plays a politico-turned-journalist whose relationship with Norton is compromised when he oversees his newspaper's investigation into the murder and develops a relationship with the Norton's estranged wife.

Expect the remainder of the cast to be announced and this project to be highlighted throughout its development - this is a pretty big one. The script went through a number of rewrites from Michael Clayton writer/director Tony Gilroy and the most recent and final revision hooked Pitt.

Pitt and Norton starred together for the first and only time in Fight Club - and all of you know how that turned out! Although State of Play doesn't sound as riveting as Fight Club, it does sound like a political thriller that should be pretty damn good.

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To me it sounds like the roles should be reversed with Norton playing the journalist.

Zach on Sep 13, 2007


Sounds great , thanks for the fine post.

holiday villa on Jun 24, 2010


I love to read about these Hollywood superpowers: actors Brad Pitt and Edward Norton and would like to watch that movie starred by these two greats. Thanks.

brad pilon on Oct 30, 2010

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