Monday, October 23, 2006
Pitt to take lead role in State of Play remake (NEWS)
The BBC mini-series State of Play, a contemporary political drama, is due to be re-made as a film by Universal, with Matthew Carnahan at the helm. Paul Abbott, the series's screenwriter, has revealed in a BBC Radio Five Live interview, that Brad Pitt is being lined up to play Cal McCaffrey, the journalist at the heart of the story. McCaffrey was played in the TV version by John Simm. Bill Nighy won a BAFTA for his role as a newspaper editor. More info available at The Guardian, rumoured to be the inspiration for the newspaper which features prominently in the series.