First Images from State of Play

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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.

Author: Nix

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  • http://russelliracrowe.blogspot.com/ Layne

    This is one that I’m really looking forward to. A great cast.

  • http://russelliracrowe.blogspot.com/ Layne

    This is one that I’m really looking forward to. A great cast.

  • http://russelliracrowe.blogspot.com Layne

    This is one that I’m really looking forward to. A great cast.

  • Barbara

    Well, Ben Afflex IS 6 feet, 4 inches tall. Russell is just under 6 feet tall. So naturally, he’s going to appear shorter.

  • Barbara

    Well, Ben Afflex IS 6 feet, 4 inches tall. Russell is just under 6 feet tall. So naturally, he’s going to appear shorter.

  • Barbara

    Well, Ben Afflex IS 6 feet, 4 inches tall. Russell is just under 6 feet tall. So naturally, he’s going to appear shorter.

  • jeff2hogan

    Oh, McAdams. <3

  • jeff2hogan

    Oh, McAdams. <3

  • jeff2hogan

    Oh, McAdams. <3

  • Nicky Appleby

    Nix, you don’t like Russell Crowe. Fine, I get that. But what sort of thing you would expect by commenting on his height? Ben Affleck is taller than Russell Crowe. Big deal! You wanna be a professional, then comment on the movie instead. What do you think about it? Do you like the idea of this remake version or not (comparing to the original BBC series)? What do you think about the quality of the casts and the storyline? I know a preview/test screening of this movie has occured a couple days ago, I read that somewhere. Did you attend?

    Oh btw, did the film company who produced this movie know you post these images?!