British actor John Simm has hit out at movie bosses for casting Brad Pitt in the big screen remake of BBC political thriller STATE OF PLAY. Simm, who played investigative journalist CAL MCAFFREY in the original TV series, is angry the drama is being reworked and given a Hollywood makeover. He says, "It is a bit annoying. I probably won't even go to see it. I just think, 'Why are they remaking it?'"