Ben Affleck has landed in DC to begin researching his role in State of Play. The movie was originally a dream cast reunion of Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, but those guys have bailed and Ben has replaced Norton. Affleck's character is a politician on the rise, which seems like a dream role for the actor who has certainly never shied away from speaking his mind on political matters. While in town Ben met with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and delegates from his home state of Massachusetts, and apparently all the women working on the Hill rushed to have their picture taken with him upon hearing that he was on the premises. Even if Ben was second choice for the film, it sounds like he's still ranked pretty high with the ladies down in DC.