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Movie Preview: State of Play

Based on the BBC series of the same title, the film State of Play stars Russell Crowe, Helen Mirren, Ben Affleck, and Rachel McAdams. Crowe and McAdams are reporters who get wrapped up in the case of a congressman's (Affleck) murdered mistress.

From the trailer, it looks like a compelling crime thriller, though I'm not sure how it'll stack up against the acclaimed original series. The fact that it's directed by The Last King of Scotland's Kevin Macdonald is promising, however. State of Play opens April 17. To check out the trailer,


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nicachica nicachica 8 years
i had no idea this was a British tv show. But i'll probably see it because i stumbled onto the set while it was filming in one of the metro stops in DC and i ran into an old friend from high school who was one of grip hands. :)
Miss-Shapes Miss-Shapes 8 years
As impressive as this cast is, I refuse to see this. There is just no way they could do anything to improve upon the EXCELLENT BBC original. Really, they should've left this one alone.
stephley stephley 8 years
But James McAvoy was in the original - you can't top that!
Jillness Jillness 8 years
I think this will be a great film. Mirren makes anything quality.
Katya1967 Katya1967 8 years
When Brad and Ed Norton left this film, my anticipation went from lots to nil.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
Coco, I was going to say the same thing! A treasured friend worked her patootie off on this film for a very long time!
nadioz nadioz 8 years
i can't stand Ben as an actor. And this looks very generic.
CocoChic CocoChic 8 years
I think everybody should see this because a very goof friend of mine worked her butt off on it! :D
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well i love the cast and i wonder if it's going to be any good. i guess i'll have to wait a little bit to see what the reviews are like and see more of the trailers :) i can't ever get enough of ben - that's for sure!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
The casting of Helen Mirren makes this an attractive film for me. Like you, Buzz, I'm not sure the film can stack up to the original series, but I'll give it a try.
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