Empire Movies has an overview of State of Play, the upcoming movie in which Russell plays reporter Cal McCaffrey, a role originated by John Simm in the 2003 BBC miniseries. While I've seen the miniseries and loved it, I can't wait to see Russell's take on this role. I'm also looking forward to seeing other cast members Ben Affleck, Helen Mirren, Rachel McAdams, Jason Bateman, Robin Wright Penn and Jeff Daniels. Here's an excerpt from the Empire Movies overview.
Oscar® winner Russell Crowe leads an all-star cast in a blistering thriller about a rising congressman and an investigative journalist embroiled in an case of seemingly unrelated, brutal murders. Crowe plays D.C. reporter Cal McCaffrey, whose street smarts lead him to untangle a mystery of murder and collusion among some of the nation's most promising political and corporate figures in "State of Play," from acclaimed director Kevin Macdonald ("The Last King of Scotland").
State of Play is scheduled for release April 17, 2009.