A congressman’s mistress is killed, and a team of investigative reporters secretly work with a police detective to solve the murder. The movie will be called State of Play, an American version of an acclaimed British miniseries that you can buy on DVD. The new version, which will star Brad Pitt and directed by Kevin McDonald from a script by Matthew Michael Carnahan, will start shooting in November. The plot isn’t what anyone would call strongly similar to Clint Eastwood‘s Absolute Power (’97), but it’s the same line of country — I need to watch the British miniseries.