“The End of the Tour” is about to begin in theaters
Several shots from the filming in West Michigan in 2014 can be seen in the new trailer for “The End of the Tour”. The movie filmed for about 5 weeks in Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Grand Haven, and the the Muskegon County Airport Terminal in February and March 2014. The production closed some streets during filming and even some lanes on 196 through Grand Rapids (see frames from trailer below). At the time it was labeled “one of the biggest projects in 5 years”, as the limited projects drawn by the Michigan Film Incentives had mostly gone to the Detroit area.
The production spent about $2.1 million in Michigan, mostly in the greater Grand Rapids area. The Michigan Film Office said that the movie was 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. Although that amount is far less than the $20 million that Eisenberg’s “30 Minutes or Less” spent in 2011, the last time he made a movie in Michigan.
The movie has had many positive reviews since its world premiere January 23rd at Sundance Film Festival.
The drama based on the true story of David Lipsky, the Rolling Stone reporter who interviewed the Infinite Jest author David Foster Wallace for five days in 1996. Jason Segel plays David Foster Wallace while Jesse Eisenberg portrays David Lipsky. Based on the memoir “Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself” by Lipsky, the film follows his personal five-day interview with the author, 12 years before his suicide in 2008 at age 46.
“The End of the Tour” is Directed by James Ponsoldt – “The Spectacular Now” (2013) and “Smashed” (2012).
The cast includes: Eisenberg, Segel, Anna Chlumsky, Joan Cusack, and Ron Livingston.
The R rated drama runs 106 minutes and is scheduled for a July 31st release, that will at least begin in limited markets.
Scenes from the trailer, released today by distrubutor A24:
( Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?autoplay=1&v=fqUa5sYHC9s&app=desktop )
Past blog posts about “The End of the Tour”:
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