Jason Bateman is joining Brad Pitt and Edward Norton in State of Play, the Kevin Macdonald-directed adaptation of the British miniseries for Universal Pictures and Working Title, reports Variety.
The drama centers on a newspaper’s investigation of the murder of a girlfriend of a fast-rising congressman, played by Norton. Pitt plays the former campaign manager of the politician who spearheads the paper’s investigation, and Bateman will play one of the key reporters chasing the story.
Andrew Hauptman produces with Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. Paul Abbott, who created the mini, executive produces.