Pitt replaces Ledger December 19, 2007 It’s like musical chairs in Hollywood at the moment. First Brad Pitt left the set of new movie ‘State Of Play’ and was replaced by Russell Crowe. Now Heath Ledger has left the upcoming Terrence Malick project ‘Tree of Life’ only to have Brad Pitt step in to take over the role. We understand these Hollywood actors are fickle types but we’re starting to get dizzy here. This is not the first time Pitt has left an active project. He famously left ‘The Fountain’ after months of preperation time and was replaced by aussie actor Hugh Jackman at the last minute. ‘State of Play’ a remake of the David Morrissey starring, BBC drama is scheduled to open early next year.