Exclusive: Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, Helen Mirren Talk “State of Play”

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Opening this weekend is State of Play, a drama that follows an unfolding high-level news story surrounding a congressman (Ben Affleck) as it is uncovered by reporters at the Washington Globe. It accentuates the importance of investigative journalism in the process of exposing corruption as well as highlighting the contrast between the old school of newspaper reporting and the new school of internet blogging. In this exclusive clip, the stars of State of PlayRussell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, Helen Mirren and Jeff Daniels, along with director Kevin MacDonald – talk about this contrast and the “crisis of credibility” that comes from having a 2-minute deadline instead of the old 10-hour deadline when a story breaks, as well as the pressure that comes from writing “the first rough draft of history.”

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