‘State of Play’

Posted by · 10:04 pm · December 23rd, 2008

I saw this trailer go up on Yahoo! Movies earlier tonight but I’ve been waiting for a YouTube copy.  Well, here it is, and despite a somewhat pedestrian feel, I’m really looking forward to it.  Kevin Macdonald is a promising talent (and he went through his share of trouble on this shoot, I gather).  Hopefully it shapes up:

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  • 1 12-23-2008 at 10:27 pm

    Casey F. said...

    lookin forward to it but i really wish the original cast, Pitt and Norton, got to make the film

  • 2 12-24-2008 at 12:11 am

    hewok said...

    anything but affleck. the same george reeves schtick.

  • 3 12-24-2008 at 1:59 am

    Jonathan Spuij said...

    Looks a bit silly but a fun thriller. Together with The International, Duplicity this will make for some fun and intelligent thrillers in 2009.

  • 4 12-24-2008 at 6:06 am

    Adam G. said...

    It doesn’t look as though it will differentiate itself from the original miniseries at all, but I have to say that I don’t have a problem seeing anything Tony Gilroy writes.

  • 5 12-24-2008 at 6:33 am

    nick said...

    yeah, with Gilroy and Matthew Michael Carnahan as scripters, and McDonald directing, this should be a fun, tight, political thriller. Also, the cinematography is by Rodrigo Prieto, who is an incredible talent.

  • 6 12-24-2008 at 7:09 am

    BurmaShave said...

    Tapley do you get as psyched for DC locations in film as I do? I almost looked forward to THE INVASION just because they used a Metro station I used to take home from work.

    Also I love him, but I feel like Russell Crowe might be fundamentally miscast.

    “Russell, you’re going to be playing a hot-shot reporter”

    “All right, I’m going to look like an overweight and greasy mastiff”

    “Well we would…”

    “Check my contract”

  • 7 12-24-2008 at 8:45 am

    Seany P said...

    I’m digging that music…a must for any thriller for any trailer.

    Requiem for a Dream, right. kinda different though

  • 8 12-24-2008 at 9:03 am

    BurmaShave said...

    It’s actually Clint Mansell’s music from SMOKIN’ ACES, which has to be one of the best scores for a crap movie.

  • 9 12-24-2008 at 1:39 pm

    Mike said...

    I agree, wish it was the original cast. I love Crowe and Affleck where roomies in college, isnt there like 8-10 years between them? not mention Crowe looks a lot older than he has to in this movie.

  • 10 12-24-2008 at 1:45 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Sue me, I loved “Smokin’ Aces.”

  • 11 12-24-2008 at 3:22 pm

    Matthew said...

    I didn’t know Tony Gilroy and Billy Ray were helping with the writing on this. That bodes well. It used to be just Carnahan and frankly, he sucks. I hope it’s good. The original miniseries was so good. I remember watching it all in one sitting, and just being amazed that something this good could be on television.