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Fight Club Reunion!
Norton and Pitt reunite on State of Play

12 September 2007  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Variety

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Well huzzah and hurrah! Not only is Hollywood basing a film on the excellent British TV drama State of Play, not only have they hired The Last King of Scotland's Kevin Macdonald to direct it, but they've only gone and hired the two leads from Fight Club, and, while we're at it, two of the most talented stars around, to headline the damn thing.

Yes, rejoice and be glad at the news that Brad Pitt and Edward Norton are reuniting. Norton will take the role of politician (only now he's a Congressman rather than an MP, naturally) whose meteoric career rise faces being halted when his mistress turns up dead. Pitt's the journalist and former colleague who investigates, threatening the pair's friendship (especially, one would imagine, when he gets involved with Norton's character's estranged wife).

So yes, the cast is a little better looking than the original series, but that's to be expected, and at least these are smart enough actors that it stands a good chance of not being dumbed down. Paul Abbott wrote the original series, with Tony Gilroy having had a go and Matthew Michael Carnahan (The Kingdom) the credited screenwriter. Everything's apparently ready to go in November, with Norton to start as soon as he finishes work on The Incredible Hulk.

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RE: When did Brad Pitt become "talented"?
L: Ramirez Seriously this bloke is rubbish in every film i have ever seen him in except Fight Club in which he's brilliant. But this just makes him more irritating. He mumbles his way through evrything and has the emotional range of a plank. ld that be /i] or ]?   Still, great news. I've never seen the British Mini-Series, but a lubn is more than enough for me. More

Posted by Art Vandelay at 17:14 on 12 September 2007 | Report This Post

plus Jessie James he's suppose to be superb he won the venice acting award for it More

Posted by alimac at 15:29 on 12 September 2007 | Report This Post

Looking forward to seeing this, mainly due to the casting. Although Pitt gets all the praise for Fight Club, they were both excellent in it. What are you talking about Ramirez? Se7en? Fight Club? 12 Monkeys? Babel? Even Snatch, though I didn't really like the film as a whole. Fair enough, he's had his share of clangers, but to say that he's rubbish in them all, bar Fight Club, is stupid. More

Posted by Jack'sSmirkinRevenge at 15:03 on 12 September 2007 | Report This Post

This will be a great film for acting two Actors who are superb two actors who should have won an oscar and two actors who can also be good at the Box office More

Posted by alimac at 13:29 on 12 September 2007 | Report This Post

this is going to suck balls! seriously, this doesnt need too be made and even if it did why set it in the states? More

Posted by clarkkent at 13:17 on 12 September 2007 | Report This Post

Aah, it'd be great if James McAvoy and/or Bill Nighy reprised their roles, especially now as Hollywood loves them! More

Posted by Bennio_g at 13:12 on 12 September 2007 | Report This Post

When did Brad Pitt become "talented"?
Seriously this bloke is rubbish in every film i have ever seen him in except Fight Club in which he's brilliant. But this just makes him more irritating. He mumbles his way through evrything and has the emotional range of a plank. More

Posted by Ramirez at 12:26 on 12 September 2007 | Report This Post

The BBC version
was brilliant and criminally underrated. Fingers crossed for the remake. More

Posted by MrSib at 10:14 on 12 September 2007 | Report This Post

That's what I'm talking about MOFO!!!
The best news all week!!! An amazing director, two amazing actors and a superb script (English version)...what more could one want??? It has oscars written all over it already!!! :) More

Posted by wannabe at 08:54 on 12 September 2007 | Report This Post

Oh yes
This should be legendary More

Posted by jcallan at 08:29 on 12 September 2007 | Report This Post

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