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Update: Angelina's D.C. Movie Shoot


Angelina Jolie at the Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter Metro station during filming Thursday. (Photo courtesy of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority)

The suspicious activity you might have seen on a Southwest Freeway overpass this weekend? Nothing to call in about -- just some stunt work for Angelina Jolie's new CIA thriller "Salt." The cast and crew shot a chase scene around L'Enfant Plaza; they'll finish filming here today and return in June. The D.C. Film Office reports the moviemakers spent about $1 million hiring 500 local cast and crew -- one scene featured about 200 extras. Next week, another CIA drama starts filming in the area: "Fair Game," with Naomi Watts as Valerie Plame.

Updated Update: Jolie wrapped up her D.C. tour Monday by getting chased -- or was she doing the chasing? -- up and down 18th Street NW near the Corcoran. All for her new CIA thriller "Salt." The shoot snarled traffic in several directions, according to witnesses, but city officials and set reps denied any official street closures.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 9, 2009; 8:00 PM ET
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Comments

Glad to know filming is over. Was stuck in traffic this morning due to road closure (18th & 19th and Constitution to E).

Posted by: Liz_JC | March 9, 2009 12:00 PM | Report abuse

How can we sign up to be extras when movies are filmed in D.C.?

Posted by: Princeton_Rambler | March 9, 2009 12:31 PM | Report abuse

DC officials are lying. E Street was closed this morning in the middle of rush hour--it was some of the worst traffic I've EVER seen.

Posted by: BBFan | March 9, 2009 11:09 PM | Report abuse

The Reliable Source is not so reliable but I guess if you tell us that you're only half-researching the story (consulting only "set reps" and "city officials" but obviously no one else) that must be okay. Eastbound E Street was closed in front of the Interior Dept by DC Metro Police cruisers between 18th & 19th. All traffic coming out of the E St. tunnel (from I-66) that passed 20th St. was diverted south towards Constitution along 19th. While stuck on 20th St. I saw a Metro Police K-9 cruiser head the wrong way down this one-way street -- for a film shoot? Employees walking into DOI were either asked to step out of the shot (I was)or to be an extra. No employees received any notice of this disruption. Would be nice to ask why such a permit would be allowed at rush hour and facilitated by Metro Police?

Posted by: AGTakPk | March 10, 2009 7:47 AM | Report abuse

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