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It would be easier to list the stars that don't appear in the film, "State Of Play". The thriller, about the dying newspaper biz and dirty politics, stars Ben Affleck, Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, Helen Mirren, Jason Bateman, Robin Wright Penn, and 2009's most talked about city thanks to our new prez, Washington D.C. The city's history sets the stage for all of the movie's suspense and drama. Here's a guide to touring D.C., "State of Play" style.
Where to Stay:
According to IMDb, at least one scene in the movie was filmed at the Americana Hotel in Arlington, VA. The hotel sounds pretty basic and is located next to a highway but it does have a reputation for being clean and having a friendly staff. The price is right too, rates start at $94 a night.