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* HotScoop: Della Frye, played by Rachel [=McAdams=].


''State of Play'' (2009) is the American adaptation of the 2003 BritishConspiracyThriller [[Series/StateOfPlay miniseries]], starring Creator/RussellCrowe, Creator/HelenMirren, Creator/RobinWright, Jeff Daniels, Creator/JasonBateman and Creator/RachelMcAdams.

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''State of Play'' (2009) is the American adaptation of the 2003 BritishConspiracyThriller [[Series/StateOfPlay miniseries]], starring Creator/RussellCrowe, Creator/HelenMirren, Creator/RobinWright, Jeff Daniels, Creator/JeffDaniels, Creator/JasonBateman and Creator/RachelMcAdams.


''State of Play'' (2009) is the American adaptation of the 2003 BritishConspiracyThriller [[Series/StateOfPlay miniseries]], starring Creator/RussellCrowe, Creator/HelenMirren, Creator/JasonBateman and Creator/RachelMcAdams.

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''State of Play'' (2009) is the American adaptation of the 2003 BritishConspiracyThriller [[Series/StateOfPlay miniseries]], starring Creator/RussellCrowe, Creator/HelenMirren, Creator/RobinWright, Jeff Daniels, Creator/JasonBateman and Creator/RachelMcAdams.
Creator/RachelMcAdams.

A young drug-addicted man is killed by a mysterious man and a pizza delivery man who was witness of said assassination is left into a coma. Then, a woman named Sonia Baker is thrown into the subway rails who happened to work for congressman Stephen Collins (Creator/BenAffleck) on his investigation for the private weapon industry [[MegaCorp PointCorp]] and causes a mass media scandal as she was his lover. Collins seeks for help to his old college roomate Cal [=McAffrey=] (Creator/RussellCrowe), an old school journalist for the Washington Globe, to uncover the mystery of Sonia's killing while Cal deals with another investigation and teaching newcomer Della Frye (Creator/RachelMcAdams).



* ConspiracyThriller
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* ConspiracyThriller
BigBadFriend: [[spoiler:Collins manipulated his former army companion Bingham at first to spy Sonia, but as the soldier was mentally unstable, he killed her. Then Collins looked for help to his journalist friend Cal to get away clean from suspicion]].
* CorruptCorporateExecutiveBreakTheCutie: Della gets shocked when she witnesses the assassination of [[spoiler:Sando, the pizza delivery guy]] at the hospital, showing her some of the dangers of going deep into investigation.
* ConspiracyThriller: It involves corrupt politicians, a private military industry who wants to monopolize the weapon industry, the assassination of a congressman's lover, journalists investigating murders...
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: The [=PointCorp=] bosses who want to monopolize the weapons industry.



* DaEditor: Cameron Lynne (similar to the UK series' Cameron Foster character), except it's played by a woman - Helen Mirren.

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* DaEditor: Cameron Lynne (similar to the UK series' Cameron Foster character), except it's played by a woman - Helen Mirren.Creator/HelenMirren.



* GayBestFriend: Dominic Foy, while still [[BiTheWay bisexual]], was the mannered friend to Sonia Baker.



* IntrepidReporter

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* IntrepidReporter{{Jerkass}}: George Fergus, while not the main villain and hates the media with a reason, is quite foul mouthed and boasts that he recommended Sonia to Collins as her parents were friends of his and ''a great family example for the country''... and does not remember the mother's given name.
* IntrepidReporter: Both Cal and Della.
* MegaCorp: The appropiately named [=PointCorp=], a private industry founded by ex-militars that pretends to monopolize the weapon industry in the USA and the reason Collins want to stop them and leads to the events of the film.


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* PsychoForHire: Robert Bingham was hired by [[spoiler:Collins]] to spy on Sonia Baker, but Bingham was so mentally unstable that he killed her for [[spoiler:working for [=PointCorp=], which Bingham hated very much]].


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* SociopathicSoldier: Robert Bingham, a mentally jarred soldier and [[spoiler:a former army mate to Stephen Collins]] whom he owed a debt, who is willing to kill for his country and mercilessly kills people.


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* YourCheatingHeart: Sonia Baker was the lover of Stephen Collins and the revelation causes a mass media scandal that is trumbling his marriage. Also, his wife had an affair with Cal a few years ago and they still get along quite well in a very affective manner in the present.


''State of Play'' (2009) is the American adaptation of the 2003 BritishConspiracyThriller [[Series/StateOfPlay miniseries]], starring RussellCrowe, Creator/HelenMirren, Creator/JasonBateman and RachelMcAdams.

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''State of Play'' (2009) is the American adaptation of the 2003 BritishConspiracyThriller [[Series/StateOfPlay miniseries]], starring RussellCrowe, Creator/RussellCrowe, Creator/HelenMirren, Creator/JasonBateman and RachelMcAdams.
Creator/RachelMcAdams.


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* UsingYouAllAlong: What happens when Cal learns [[spoiler:Collins used a former army buddy to keep tabs on the woman he was having an illicit affair with. When the soldier learned that Collins' secret lover was working for a company he resented, he killed her and framed the Congressman]].

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* UsingYouAllAlong: What happens when Cal learns [[spoiler:Collins used a former army Army buddy to keep tabs on the woman he was having an illicit affair with. When the soldier learned that Collins' secret lover was working for a company he resented, he killed her and framed the Congressman]].congressman]].


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Brad Pitt and Edward Norton (''Film/FightClub'') were set to reunite in the film when it was first being written. Pitt pulled out because of a scriptwriters' strike in Hollywood, and Norton signed onto another movie.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Brad Pitt and Edward Norton (''[[FightClub Fight Club]]'') were set to reunite in the film when it was first being written. Pitt pulled out because of a scriptwriters' strike in Hollywood, and Norton signed onto another movie.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Brad Pitt and Edward Norton (''[[FightClub Fight Club]]'') (''Film/FightClub'') were set to reunite in the film when it was first being written. Pitt pulled out because of a scriptwriters' strike in Hollywood, and Norton signed onto another movie.


''State of Play'' (2009) is the American adaptation of the 2003 BritishConspiracyThriller [[Series/StateOfPlay miniseries]], starring RussellCrowe, Creator/HelenMirren, {{Jason Bateman}} and RachelMcAdams.

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''State of Play'' (2009) is the American adaptation of the 2003 BritishConspiracyThriller [[Series/StateOfPlay miniseries]], starring RussellCrowe, Creator/HelenMirren, {{Jason Bateman}} Creator/JasonBateman and RachelMcAdams.


''State of Play'' (2009) is the American adaptation of the 2003 BritishConspiracyThriller [[Series/StateOfPlay miniseries]], starring RussellCrowe, HelenMirren, {{Jason Bateman}} and RachelMcAdams.

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''State of Play'' (2009) is the American adaptation of the 2003 BritishConspiracyThriller [[Series/StateOfPlay miniseries]], starring RussellCrowe, HelenMirren, Creator/HelenMirren, {{Jason Bateman}} and RachelMcAdams.


(Plot summary taken from ''IMDB.com'') When an aide to prominent US Congressman Stephen Collins dies in what initially appears to be an accident, two journalists from the Washington Globe newspaper investigate when they obtain information that it may not have been an accident. The dead woman was the Congressman's chief researcher in hearings concerning a private sector security firm supplementing the use of US Armed Forces around the world. She was also Collins' lover. The two journalists have contrasting styles: Cal [=McCaffrey=] is a traditional print journalist who uses his contacts in the police department to get his information while Della Frye uses new media such as blogging to get her information out to the public quickly. As they delve into the role the private company might play in domestic security, [=McCaffrey=] also realizes they have all been duped into making one serious, but false, assumption.


''State of Play'' (2009) is the American adaptation of the 2003 BritishConspiracyThriller [[Series/StateOfPlay miniseries]], starring RussellCrowe, HelenMirren and RachelMcAdams.

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''State of Play'' (2009) is the American adaptation of the 2003 BritishConspiracyThriller [[Series/StateOfPlay miniseries]], starring RussellCrowe, HelenMirren HelenMirren, {{Jason Bateman}} and RachelMcAdams.


Though ''State of Play'' has much in common with investigative thrillers like ''[=~All The President's Men~=]'', the story revolves around the death of print news at the hand of digital media.

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Though ''State of Play'' has much in common with investigative thrillers like ''[=~All The President's Men~=]'', ''Film/AllThePresidentsMen'', the story revolves around the death of print news at the hand of digital media.


''State of Play'' (2009) is the American adaptation of the 2003 BritishConspiracyThriller [[Main/StateOfPlay miniseries]], starring RussellCrowe, HelenMirren and {{Rachel McAdams}}.

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''State of Play'' (2009) is the American adaptation of the 2003 BritishConspiracyThriller [[Main/StateOfPlay [[Series/StateOfPlay miniseries]], starring RussellCrowe, HelenMirren and {{Rachel McAdams}}.
RachelMcAdams.



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''State of Play'' (2009) is the American adaptation of the 2003 BritishConspiracyThriller [[Main/StateOfPlay miniseries]], starring RussellCrowe, HelenMirren and Rachel [=McAdams=].

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''State of Play'' (2009) is the American adaptation of the 2003 BritishConspiracyThriller [[Main/StateOfPlay miniseries]], starring RussellCrowe, HelenMirren and Rachel [=McAdams=].
{{Rachel McAdams}}.


* FridgeLogic: [[spoiler: If Collins knew who killed his lover, why would he sick Cal on the story? Could have been a failed attempt at misdirection, same reason a killer calls the cops and blames it on a random stranger.]]

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