“Fight Club” stars Edward Norton and Brad Pitt are reuniting to star in Universal Pictures political thriller “State of Play” reports Variety.
A feature film adaptation of the acclaimed 2003 British mini-series, Norton will play a congressman whose speedy political rise is threatened by an investigation into the death of his mistress.
Pitt plays a politician-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 pol’s estranged wife.
Matthew Michael Carnahan adapted the original six-hour mini-series into a two-hour script with “Bourne” writer Tony Gilroy doing a rewrite. Kevin Macdonald (“The Last King of Scotland,” “Touching the Void”) is directing.
No word as yet if any of the original stars like Bill Nighy, John Simm, James McAvoy, David Morrissey or Polly Walker will appear either in cameo or their original roles.