It’s springtime and that means, thanks to Michigan’s arguably overly-generous film industry incentives, celebrities are flocking back to Ypsi/Arbor. My friend Jean, if I’m interpreting her Facebook updates correctly, has rented her home in Ann Arbor to the producers of a film named Salvation Boulevard… It’s weird. She has to hide with her kid in the attic, while Marisa Tomei pretends to be a mom downstairs… And Greg Kinnear, who is also in the film, has been spotted here in Ypsi, eating at the Sidetrack.
Here’s how the Internet Movie Database summarizes the film:
Set in the world of mega-churches in which a former Deadhead-turned-born again-Christian finds himself on the run from fundamentalist members of his mega-church who will do anything to protect their larger-than-life pastor.
The movie also stars Pierce Brosnon, Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris.
If you’ve had occasion to see any of these folks, I’d ask you to consider putting pencil to paper and contributing something to our pencil paparazzi files.
Word is they might have also shot at the Ugly Mug coffee shop in Ypsi.
If you’ve seen anyone famous, in any context, please send a drawing. Anything at all would be appreciated… And keep your eyes pealed all summer, as more crews will be coming to town, including the folks shooting Scream 4.