Director: Kevin Macdonald
Writer: Matthew Michael Carnahan, Tony Gilroy, Billy Ray
Starring: Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright Penn, Jason Bateman
Released: May 28, 2009
Rating: (M)
Runtime: 127 minutes
Story: Oscar winner Russell Crowe leads an all-star cast in a blistering thriller about a rising congressman and an investigative journalist embroiled in a case of seemingly unrelated, brutal murders. Crowe plays D.C. reporter Cal McAffrey, whose street smarts lead him to untangle a mystery of murder and collusion among some of the nation's most promising political and corporate figures in "State of Play," from acclaimed director Kevin Macdonald ("The Last King of Scotland").
Russell Crowe Cal McAffrey
Ben Affleck Rep. Stephen Collins
Rachel McAdams Della Frye
Helen Mirren Cameron Lynne
Robin Wright Penn Anne Collins
Jason Bateman Dominic Foy
Jeff Daniels Rep. George Fergus
Michael Berresse Robert Bingham
Harry Lennix Det. Donald Bell
Josh Mostel Pete
Michael Weston Hank
Barry Shabaka Henley Gene Stavitz
Viola Davis Dr. Judith Franklin
David Harbour PointCorp Insider
Sarah Lord Mandi Brokaw