“End of the Tour” spending $2.1 million in Michigan

March 11th, 2014 at 3:09 pm by under Entertainment
Production crews filming "The End of the Tour" scenes near 196 in Grand Rapids 3-6-14

Production crews filming “The End of the Tour” scenes near 196 in Grand Rapids 3-6-14

“End of the Tour” spending $2.1 million in Michigan

Sure it’s not as big of a budget as the last time Jesse Eisenberg was here, but the size of a movie budget does not always indicate the quality and success of a movie.

The Eisenberg and Jason Segel drama “The End of the Tour” is expected to spend $2.1 million in Michigan, mostly in the greater Grand Rapids area. In a press release March 10th, The Michigan Film Office said that the movie has been approved for the state’s film incentive.  ”End of the Tour” was awarded a $495,380 incentive based on $2,105,652 of projected in-state expenditures.  The release also says that the project planned to hire 66 Michigan workers.  That $2.1 million spending in Michigan is far less than the $20 million that Eisenberg’s “30 Minutes or Less” spent in Michigan in 2011.

Production crews filming "The End of the Tour" scenes near 196 in Grand Rapids 3-6-14

Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg filming “The End of the Tour” scenes near 196 in Grand Rapids 3-6-14

The production is expected to be filming in the Grand Rapids area for 5 weeks, until approximately March 24th.

The film office says the movie is based on the book “Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself” about the true events of a four-day long interview conducted by Rolling Stone Magazine writer, David Lipsky with acclaimed author David Foster Wallace. The interview took place in the final days of Wallace’s 1996 book tour promoting his landmark novel, “Infinite Jest.” The road movie is an extended dramatic and comedic conversation between the two men exploring women, depression, writing, success and jealousy.

The movie is being directed by James Ponsoldt. Anonymous Content & Kilburn Media are the Production Companies while Sony Pictures is expected to distribute the movie.  Some scenes are also being planned for

Production crews filming "The End of the Tour" scenes near 196 in Grand Rapids 3-6-14

Production crews filming “The End of the Tour” scenes on 196 in Grand Rapids 3-6-14

Bloomington-Normal, IL and Minneapolis, MN.

From that March 10th press release, Margaret O’Riley, director of the Michigan Film Office said “Grand Rapids has terrific locations and a talented workforce for the film industry to tap into.   The End of the Tour will help highlight these assets and showcase all the West Michigan region has to offer.”  So far this fiscal year, the Film Office has awarded five productions $40.98 million based on $153.88 million approved production expenditures for the year.

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Production crews filming "The End of the Tour" scenes near 196 in Grand Rapids 3-6-14

Production crews filming “The End of the Tour” scenes near 196 in Grand Rapids 3-6-14

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