Washington plays Tobin Frost in the action film Safe House. Matt Weston, played by Ryan Reynolds, is a bored, rookie CIA agent assigned to a Cape Town safe house, until he gets his first visitor: wanted rogue agent Tobin Frost. Frost is onto something big, and someone wants him dead. On preparing for his role:
Every day I wrote in my script or journal: How am I going to win today, and what am I going to win?