State of Play - exclusive clip

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In advance of the release of State of Play today, we have an exclusive clip from the film.

Directed by Kevin Mcdonald ( The Last King of Scotland), the film is tense political thriller set in Washington. It stars Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Helen Mirren and Rachel McAdams.

The film tells of a journalist's probe into the suspicious death of a US Congressman's mistress. In this scene, the journalist played by Russell Crowe has a swift encounter with the politician played by Ben Affleck.