Brad Pitt is set to star in a Hollywood version of hit British TV crime drama STATE OF PLAY. The BBC mini-series, written by PAUL ABBOTT, creator of popular British TV show SHAMELESS, was originally aired in 2003. In the big-screen adaptation, Pitt will play the role of an investigative journalist and former campaign manager for a high-flying politician, who uncovers a murder conspiracy involving his former boss. Pitt once considered a career as a journalist - until his skills as an actor earned him a breakthrough role in 1991 film Thelma And Louise, starring alongside Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis and HARVEY KEITEL.