State of Play (2009)

Plot: U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins (Ben Affleck), married with Anne Collis (Robin Wright), is the future of his political party until his research assistant/mistress is brutally murdered and buried secrets come tumbling out.

Cal McCaffrey (Russell Crowe) has the dubious fortune of both an old friendship with Mr. and Mrs. Collins and a ruthless editor, Cameron (Helen Mirren), who has assigned him to investigate. As he and partner Della (Rachel McAdams) try to uncover the killer’s identity, McCaffrey steps into a cover-up that threatens to shake the nation’s power structures.

Director: Kevin Macdonald

Writing Credits: Matthew Michael Carnahan, Tony Gilroy & Billy Ray

Cast: Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Helen Mirren, Robin Wright, Jason Bateman, Jeff Daniels, David Harbour & Viola Davis

Music by: Alex Heffes

Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller

Budget: $60,000,000

Filming Dates: 11 January 2008 – 6 April 2008

Filming Locations: Two-thirds of the film was shot in Los Angeles and one-third was shot in Washington, D.C.

Release Date: 17 April 2009

Box Office: $37,017,955 (USA) | $54,427,434 (Foreign)

DVD Sales: $11,540,754 (in first six weeks)

Runtime: 127 minutes

MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for some violence, language including sexual references, and brief drug content

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