Grand Rapids will be Segel and Eisenberg’s “End of the Tour”

February 19th, 2014 at 2:53 pm by under Entertainment

I’ve heard it called the biggest movie in 4 years!

"The End of the Road" crews set up on the corner of  Wealthy & Cherry in Grand Rapids

“The End of the Tour” crews set up on the corner of Wealthy & Cherry in Grand Rapids

The production of the movie “The End of the Tour”, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel is filming in Grand Rapids.

Today, the film crews set up shop at the apartment building at Wealthy & Cherry… the production, according to my source, will spend about 5 weeks filming all main  scenes in the city of Grand Rapids.

Cast and crew, including Eisenberg, Segel, and director James Ponsoldt are staying in town.

The movie was approved for state film incentives but has not yet offcially been announced by the Michigan Film Office. I’ve heard that this movie is the biggest in four years, but not considered a “big budget” film – not bigger than “30 Minutes or Less” that spent $20 million when it spent 3 weeks filming around the Grand Rapids area in 2010.

Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel lead cast of "The End of the Road"

Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel lead cast of “The End of the Tour”

This is Eisenberg’s second time filming in Grand Rapids, he was the lead actor in “30 Minutes or Less”.  Segel has also filmed in Michigan previously, filming “The Five-Year Engagement” in Ann Arbor in 2011.

Officially, the drama is about a magazine reporter (Eisenberg)  recounting his travels and conversations with author David Foster Wallace (Segel) during a promotional book tour.

Acoording to other reports – “The End of the Tour” – “follows the relationship between author David Foster Wallace and Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky. Segel will play Wallace who committed suicide in 2008 while Eisenberg will play the RS reporter who was following Wallace around the country as he promoted his book Infinite Jest. As Wallace rose to fame, a rivalry developed between the two men”.

Anonymous Content & Kilburn Media are the Production Companies while Sony Pictures is expected to distribute the movie.

Some scenes are also being planned for Bloomington-Normal, IL and Minneapolis, MN.

More updates to come as more information is confirmed.

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6 Responses to “Grand Rapids will be Segel and Eisenberg’s “End of the Tour””

  1. GG says:

    Two questions:

    Since Wealthy and Cherry are parallel, where was that photo actually taken?
    Is the movie title’s last word road or tour? Your blog entry title and the entry itself seem to conflict on that.

  2. Hope Tindall says:

    Do they need extras?

  3. Steve says:

    I can confirm that they are also using the studios of WGRD and Channel 95-7 at 50 Monroe today and tomorrow. How do I know this? They’re currently filming in my studio. :)

  4. Kylee says:

    So exciting! Love them both! I would be thrilled if I bumped into either of them downtown!! Glad to see our great city being used. GR is amazing!

  5. Beth says:

    The End of the Tour was actually filming on the corner of Wealthy and Madison, not Cherry. Amazing cast and crew!

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