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By Daniel Carlson | Trailers | February 18, 2009 |


As with many of the finer things in life — The Office, classic rock —┬áthe upcoming political thriller State of Play is remade from a British import. The plots are basically the same, but guess which one boasts a cast member who was the bomb in Phantoms?

The film follows a newspaper reporter (Russell Crowe) as he investigates the death of a young woman who was sleeping with a congressman (Ben Affleck) who just happens to be the reporter’s friend. The supporting cast includes Rachel McAdams, who makes me go weak in the knees, and Helen Mirren, who’s probably more than a little disappointed in the fact that her countrymen did this first. I just think it’s cute that Hollywood is willing to make a thriller involving a newspaper journalist; there can’t be more than seven of these films left before the medium eats itself. Also, interesting sidenote: The Crowe and Affleck roles were originally to be played by Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, respectively. I know. … I know. Anyway, here’s what we wound up with:

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Wait, Another Remake? Now You're Just Screwing With Me


I'll Just Netflix the Original / Daniel Carlson

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