“It’s amicable. I have no bad feelings towards him except that it was at the very last minute and that was tough on me and the studio. Actually, it was a fiasco. A week before shooting, I was left with this $2 million set of a newspaper room, dressed and ready to go. I was thinking it was all going to be knocked down unless I could find another actor.” — State of Play director Kevin McDonald talking with the Guardian‘s Amy Raphael about his relations with Brad Pitt, who bailed over script issues, as well as the intense script compression that involved translating a six-part British miniseries into a two-hour feature. .