Grand Rapids will be Segel and Eisenberg’s “End of the Tour”February 19th, 2014 at 2:53 pm by Laff at the Movies under Entertainment
I’ve heard it called the biggest movie in 4 years!
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.
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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