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Sean Penn Films "Fair Game" Scene in the District

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    Sean Penn Films "Fair Game" Scene in the District
    Sean Penn comes to NBC's studios in northwest Washington but doesn't let their cameras anywhere near him.

    Actor Sean Penn is in Washington filming "Fair Game," the story of former CIA agent Valerie Plame, whose identity was illegally revealed in 2003.

    In a scene shot on Thursday, Penn, who plays Plame's husband, reinacted Joseph Wilson's appearance on "Meet the Press" with the late Tim Russert at the NBC studio in Northwest.

    Naomi Watts plays Plame. "Fair Game" is scheduled for release in 2010.

    This brush with Hollywood follows Wednesday's highly anticipated fake explosion on the Potomac in Georgetown. That bit of pyrotechnics was filmed for the CBS pilot "Washington Field."

    Director Doug Liman, whose credits include "The Bourne Identity" and "Mr. and Mrs. Smith, described "Fair Game" as a different kind of action movie.

    "I feel like I've finally found a way to do an action movie that has neither guns, nor violence, nor car chases and yet hopefully will be as riveting as any of my Bourne films were," he said.