6 Movie Clips and Behind the Scenes Footage from STATE OF PLAY

     March 27, 2009



Written by David Lane


Opening on April 17th is “State of Play”. The film is based on the BBC mini-series of the same title and it’s about a team of investigative reporters that work alongside a police detective to try to solve the murder of a congressman’s mistress. And just like the BBC version, the film is loaded with great actors like Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Robin Wright Penn, Jason Bateman, Helen Mirren and Jeff Daniels. Here’s the synopsis:


Russell Crowe plays an investigative journalist embroiled in a case of seemingly unrelated, brutal murders. Crowe plays D.C. reporter Cal McAffrey, whose street smarts lead him to untanglea mystery of murderand collusionamong some of thenation’s most promising political and corporate figures in “State of Play”, from acclaimed director Kevin Macdonald (“The Last King of Scotland”).



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 eyesare upon the rising star to be his party’s contender for the upcoming presidential race. Until his research assistant/mistressis brutally murdered and buried secretscome tumbling out.



McAffreyhas 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, McAffreysteps into a cover-up thatthreatens to shake the nation’s power structures. And in a town of spin-doctors and wealthy politicos, hewill discover one truth:when billions are at stake, no one’s integrity, love or life is ever safe.



So to help promote the film we’ve been given 6 movie clips, a behind the scenes video, and we’re reposting the trailer. Take a look…



State of Play Trailer



Clip 1 – Della fights Cameron to stay on the story



Clip 2 – Cal comforts Della after the shooting




Clip 3 – Collins tells Cal to bring him the evidence



Clip 4 – Cameron chastises Cal and Della




Clip 5 – Cal starts questioning Dominic




Clip 6 – Collins confronts Cal about his trustworthiness and integrity



B-Roll – Behind the Scenes





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