Russell Crowe leads an all-star cast in State of Play, the thriller based on the BBC drama of the same name, about a rising congressman and an investigative journalist embroiled in a case of seemingly unrelated, brutal murders.
Crowe plays D.C. reporter Cal McCaffrey, whose street smarts lead him to untangle a mystery of murder and collusion among some of the nation’s most promising political and corporate figures.
Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins (Ben Affleck) is the future of his political party: Until his research assistant/mistress is brutally murdered and buried secrets come tumbling out.
McCaffrey has the dubious fortune of both an old friendship with Collins and a ruthless editor, Cameron (Oscar® winner Helen Mirren), who has assigned him to investigate. As he and partner Della (Rachel McAdams) try to uncover the killer’s identity, McCaffrey steps into a cover-up that threatens to shake the nation’s power structures.
STATE OF PLAY HITS UK CINEMAS TODAY, APRIL 22ND 2009