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Angelina Jolie's Film 'Salt' Also Stars Washington Heights

By Carla Zanoni | July 21, 2010 9:41am | Updated on July 23, 2010 1:22pm

By Carla Zanoni

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — The neighborhood is now officially a Hollywood star.

In anticipation of the opening of Angelina Jolie's spy flick "Salt" on Friday, Sony Pictures released outtakes of the superstar scaling the wall of the 12-story Riviera, a 1910 Beaux-Arts style co-op on 157th Street and Riverside.

"Salt" made waves in the city last year while shooting in Washington Heights when it was rumored that Jolie and Brad Pitt were looking at apartments in the area.

It turned out that the couple was staying nearby while the cast shots scenes for "Salt." In the film, Jolie performed her own stunts, including scaling the wall of the Riviera.

Sony Pictures released outtakes of the stunt as well as a featurette about modern day Cold War spy-versus-spy action to whet the appetite of spy lovers worldwide.

However, New Yorkers probably don't need anything more to stoke their interest in the movie after living through the real thing in June.

New York was thrust into a Cold War time machine last month when investigators uncovered a Russian spy ring involving 12 people in the area, including an attractive young Financial District resident and a Columbia business student.