State of Play is a 2009 British-French-American political thriuller film. It is an adaptation of the six-part British television serial o the same name which first aired on BBc in 2003. The plot of the six-hour serial was condensed to fit a two-hour film format, with the location changed to Washington The film was directed by Kevin Macdonald.The film tells of a journalist’s (Russell Crowe) probe into the suspicious death of a congressman’s ( Ben Affleck’s) mistress. The supporting cast includes R. McAdams, H. Mirren, J. Bateman.
Running time 128 min
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