Journalist Cal McAffrey is assigned to cover the murder of an assistant to U.S Congressman Stephen Collins. McAffrey’s investigation about his old friend’s assistant leads to the discovery of a cover-up that involves many prominent Washington D.C. politicians.
Kevin MacDonald directs Russell Crowe as McAffrey and Ben Affleck as Collins in the 2009 film State of Play which is based on a 2003 six-part BBC series.
The film also stars Rachel McAdams as reporter Della Frye and Helen Mirren as editor Cameron Lynne.
Rep. Stephen Collins:
Am I talking to my friend now or am I talking to a reporter?
I gotta be both.
Trailer of the 2009 film State of Play by Universal PicturesUniversal Pictures/Working Title Films/StudioCanal
Trivia from imdb.com:
- The newspapers seen in the movie were printed on the presses of The Washington Post.
- The movie had real journalists as extras in some scene. imdb.com lists these as including Margaret Carlson, Steve Clemons, E.J. Dionne, Jr., Katty Kay, John Palmer,Bob Schieffer, and Bob Woodward,
- Click the link for more on the film State of Play
- Click the link for more on the tv series State of Play
You’re just seeking the truth. You’re a truth seeker. You can’t help it, that is just who you are. You’re such a hypocrite.
You’re not interested in me. You come in here, it’s all about you and you getting your story.
Rep. Stephen Collins