Russell Crowe squeezes his prosthetic belly under tuxedo while filming as Roger Ailes for The Loudest Voice In The Room series

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He’s playing Roger Ailes in the upcoming TV show The Loudest Voice In The Room.

And Russell Crowe was spotted filming scenes for the Showtime series while rocking a prosthetic belly in New York City.

The 54-year-old actor was unrecognizable as he was seen spotted in a classic suit outside the Fox news building in Manhattan.

Tranformed: Russell Crowe, 54, was spotted filming scenes as Roger Ailes for the Showtime series while rocking a prosthetic belly in New York City

Tranformed: Russell Crowe, 54, was spotted filming scenes as Roger Ailes for the Showtime series while rocking a prosthetic belly in New York City

Tranformed: Russell Crowe, 54, was spotted filming scenes as Roger Ailes for the Showtime series while rocking a prosthetic belly in New York City

And he was joined by Seth MacFarlane – playing Brian Lewis – for a few scenes.

One had the pair holding umbrellas as they stood in front of a hot dog cart. 

Russell was in full costume to play the disgraced late Fox News CEO; he wore a full suit with a patterned tie before changing into a classic tuxedo.

The Academy Award winner donned dark hued trousers with a matching jacket, adding a button up top and wire-frame eyeglasses.  

Unrecognizable: The actor was unrecognizable as he was seen spotted in a classic suit outside the Fox news building in Manhattan

Unrecognizable: The actor was unrecognizable as he was seen spotted in a classic suit outside the Fox news building in Manhattan

Unrecognizable: The actor was unrecognizable as he was seen spotted in a classic suit outside the Fox news building in Manhattan

Dead ringer: Russell looked just like the disgraced CEO

Dead ringer: Russell looked just like the disgraced CEO

Suited up:Roger pictured in 2015

Suited up:Roger pictured in 2015

Dead ringer: Russell looked just like the disgraced CEO; Roger pictured in 2015

Production on the project, based on the book The Loudest Voice in the Room, began in New York City a few weeks ago.

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The show will also star Naomi Watts as Gretchen Carlson, Sienna Miller as Ailes’ wife Beth, and Simon McBurney as Rupert Murdoch. 

Showtime’s new limited series will mainly focus on the last decade of Ailes’ life, including his fall from Fox after a slew of women accused him of sexual harassment.

Co-star: He was joined by Seth MacFarlane for a few scenes

Co-star: He was joined by Seth MacFarlane for a few scenes

Co-star: He was joined by Seth MacFarlane for a few scenes

Order up: One scene had the pair holding umbrellas as they stood in front of a hot dog cart

Order up: One scene had the pair holding umbrellas as they stood in front of a hot dog cart

Order up: One scene had the pair holding umbrellas as they stood in front of a hot dog cart

It will also include flashbacks to defining events in Ailes’ life and will be told through multiple points of view. 

‘In many ways, the collision between the media and politics has come to define the world we live in today,’ Showtime Networks president and CEO David Nevins told Variety

‘We’ve seen this phenomenon depicted on screen as far back as the story of Charles Foster Kane, and it finds contemporary embodiment in the rise and fall of Roger Ailes.’ 

Dapper gent: The Academy Award winner donned dark hued trousers with a matching jacket, adding a button up top and wire-frame eyeglasses;

Dapper gent: The Academy Award winner donned dark hued trousers with a matching jacket, adding a button up top and wire-frame eyeglasses;

Dapper gent: Roger pictured in 2012

Dapper gent: Roger pictured in 2012

Dapper gent: The Academy Award winner donned dark hued trousers with a matching jacket, adding a button up top and wire-frame eyeglasses; Roger pictured in 2012

Start up: Production on the project, based on the book The Loudest Voice in the Room, began in New York City a few weeks ago

Start up: Production on the project, based on the book The Loudest Voice in the Room, began in New York City a few weeks ago

Start up: Production on the project, based on the book The Loudest Voice in the Room, began in New York City a few weeks ago

‘With Russell Crowe in the lead role, this limited series promises to be a defining story for this era.’ 

Sherman has written the first episode of the series with Tom McCarthy, who won an Academy Award for his script for Spotlight. 

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The show marks Crowe’s first major foray into American television. 

Star power: 'With Russell Crowe in the lead role, this limited series promises to be a defining story for this era'

Star power: 'With Russell Crowe in the lead role, this limited series promises to be a defining story for this era'

Star power: ‘With Russell Crowe in the lead role, this limited series promises to be a defining story for this era’

Showtime's new limited series will mainly focus on the last decade of Ailes' life, including his fall from Fox after several women accused him of sexual harassment

Showtime's new limited series will mainly focus on the last decade of Ailes' life, including his fall from Fox after several women accused him of sexual harassment

Showtime’s new limited series will mainly focus on the last decade of Ailes’ life, including his fall from Fox after several women accused him of sexual harassment



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