State of Play
Directed by: Kevin Macdonald
Witten by: Matthew Michael Carnahan, Tony Gilroy
Starring: Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright Penn, Jason Bateman, Jeff Daniels, Helen Mirren
Release Date: April 17, 2009
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STATE OF PLAY
Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins (Ben Affleck) is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his partys contender for the upcoming presidential race. Until his research assistant/mistress is brutally murdered and buried secrets come tumbling out.
McCaffrey (Russel Crowe), has the dubious fortune of both an old friendship with Collins and a ruthless editor, Cameron (Helen Mirren), who has assigned him to investigate. As he and partner Della (Rachel McAdams) try to uncover the killers identity, McCaffrey steps into a cover-up that threatens to shake the nations power structures. And in a town of spin-doctors and wealthy politicos, he will discover one truth: when billions are at stake, no ones integrity, love or life is ever safe.