Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Russell Crowe Filming Near New Windsor

Russell Crowe is spending much of September near the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Maryland, filming scenes for a a new thriller, "Body of Lies."

The movie is Crowe's first collaboration with director David Sollenberger. They could have teamed up for the Oscar-winning "Gladiator," 2006's "A Good Year" and "American Gangster," costarring Denzel Washington, which is scheduled for release this fall. Instead Crowe teamed with Ridley Scott for those films.

On Friday, Crowe was in Annapolis, shooting two scenes at St. Andrew's United Methodist Day School, and the head of the school, Leslie A. Redwine, said she met Crowe and shook his hand.

"He was courtly, cordial and charming," she told The (Baltimore) Sun.

Scott is using locations in Baltimore to stand in for North Manchester, Indiana, 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, who has not yet arrived in the area.