The latest trailer for Kevin Macdonald’s “State of Play” has a killer running around trying to shoot Russell Crowe, but I’m gonna guess that’s a tad misleading. The film looks more like a talky mystery, and will either turn out to be the most riveting political thriller of our time or a very boring exercise in Washington corruption, which at this point is like telling people the moon only comes out at night. No shite, Sherlock. In any case, here is the latest batch of new images from the movie, starring Ben Affleck and Russell Crowe.
Based on the BBC mini-series of the same title, the American remake concerns a team of investigative reporters (led by Russell Crowe) who work alongside a police detective
to try to solve the murder of a congressman’s (Ben Affleck) mistress.
Co-starring Rachel McAdams, Jason Bateman, Robin Wright Penn, Helen Mirren, Viola Davis, Maria Thayer, and Jeff Daniels. Kevin Macdonald (“The Last King of Scotland”) directs.
The state of play commences April 17.
A few of the new images below. Click on them to see the rest in our “State of Play” images gallery.