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Norton fights Pitt 2

09.11.2007
Although it dropped a deuce at the box office, FIGHT CLUB eventually found a passionate following, and now stars Ed Norton and Brad Pitt are reuniting for more psychotic punching in FIGHT CLUB 2: DO NOT TALK ABOUT FIGHT CLUB 2.

Well, not really, but they are getting together for a steamy political thriller called STATE OF PLAY. The Universal project adapts a British miniseries, and will have the duo at odds -- Norton plays a congressman suspected of killing a mistress, and Pitt is a journalist whose paper is looking into the murder, leading to all kinds of duplicity and romantic complications. Probably not between the two male leads, though. But who knows? FIGHT CLUB was pretty homoerotic, after all.

The movie will be directed by Kevin Macdonald (THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND), and Norton will go right from HULK smashing to the project. Meanwhile, Pitt already got back together with FIGHT CLUB director David Fincher for BENJAMIN BUTTON, due next November (that's 2008 -- sorry Fincher fans).
Extra Tidbit: The original STATE OF PLAY series was full of Brit actors who are now fairly high-profile, including James MacAvoy, Bill Nighy, Shauna Macdonald (THE DESCENT), and John Simm and Philip Glenister of the awesome Brit series LIFE ON MARS.
Source: Variety

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