First Images from State of Play

The first images from “State of Play” makes us all ask the question that has been on our minds for a while now: “Is Russell Crowe really that much shorter than Ben Affleck? Dear God, he looks like a midget!” But maybe that’s just me. Here are the first images from Kevin Macdonald’s “State of Play”, a Hollywood remake of the BBC mini-series of the same name, starring Crowe as a journalist chasing the murderer of a Washington mistress. Gee, a mistress in Washington, found dead, and now people are covering it up. What are the chances? The film has quite the pedigree, not to mention some major background shenanigans, what with Brad Pitt and Ed Norton originally scheduled to star, but then bailed and were replaced by Crowe and Ben Affleck, respectively.

Based on the BBC mini-series of the same title, a team of investigative reporters work alongside a police detective to try to solve the murder of a congressman’s mistress.

Starring Rachel McAdams, Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Robin Wright Penn, Helen Mirren, Viola Davis, Maria Thayer, Jeff Daniels, and directed by Kevin Macdonald.