Crowe Filmed Body of Lies in Annapolis


Russell Crowe is spending much of September in the Baltimore-Washington region filming scenes for a new thriller, Body of Lies.

The movie is Crowe’s fourth collaboration with director Ridley Scott. They teamed up for the Oscar-winning Gladiator, 2006’s A Good Year and the upcoming American Gangster, co-starring Denzel Washington.

On Friday, Crowe was in Annapolis, shooting two scenes at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Day School. Scott is using locations in Baltimore to stand in for Manchester, England, and Munich, Germany. The production will later move to Morocco.

Body of Lies, based on a novel by Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio. In the film, Crowe will play Ed Hoffman, the manipulative CIA boss who teams with operative Roger Ferris (DiCaprio) to trap a dangerous Al Qaeda leader by planting a false rumor that the bomber is in cahoots with the Americans.