Jason Bateman has just joined the cast of the Universal Pictures film State of Play. According to Variety, Brad Pitt and Edward Norton also star in the Kevin Macdonald-directed project.

The film is an adaptation of the British miniseries of the same name. The drama tells the story of a congressman (Norton) who is accused of murdering his girlfriend. Bateman will play the reporter of a newspaper investigating the story, while Pitt will play a former campaign manager in charge of the investigation.

The film will go into production before the end of the year.