“I wanted to explore the ambiguity of journalism… It’s a kind of a conceit that journalists live under, that they remain objective. That’s never been my experience. They’re all too human, all too emotionally affected. Someone could write absolute rubbish about you because their aunty’s having a problem with cancer or something. It’s the way they re-balance themselves. So I think examining that conceit and examining the true input of human experience in the journalism that we read, it was very interesting for me.“
-Russell Crowe on his attraction to the role of Cal McAffrey
The trailer for the original BBC mini-television series may be found here: https://www.ovguide.com/tv/state_of_play.htm. The Keeper saw this when it became available on DVD thru Netflix, so it was on my mind before an American movie project was announced.