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Posted on Mon, Apr 25, 2011 : 2:24 p.m.

'Five Year Engagement' brings Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski to Ann Arbor businesses

By Jenn McKee


Jason Segel

The “Five Year Engagement” feature film shoot — which stars Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, and is expected to largely take place in the Ann Arbor area — resumes today, after the production team shot some winter scenes in Ann Arbor in early March.

On Location Vacations reports that today’s filming is happening at Detroit’s MGM Casino. However, a segment of the “Engagement” production team is reportedly spending today preparing Ann Arbor’s Cavern Club for a shoot that's expected to take place on Thursday and Friday, and local sightings of the film’s stars are popping up everywhere.

Most notably, Segel; Blunt; and Blunt’s husband, John Krasinski (“The Office”), who's not in the movie, had lunch and drinks on Cafe Felix’s patio on Easter Sunday at about 2 p.m. Several photos of the stars have appeared on the Ohnotheydidnt celebrity gossip blog. Alison Brie and Chris Pratt were also on hand.

“They just stopped by,” said Cafe Felix owner Felix Landrum. “We’d had a private lunch for the director (Nicholas Stoller) and some of the set people a couple of weeks ago, and he had talked to us about possibly having a (wrap party). We’d done that for another Hollywood party, a couple of years back, and apparently they’d passed the word along about us. But yesterday, (the stars) just came and sat on the patio, so all kinds of people who were walking by were stopping and asking for autographs and to take pictures.”

Segel, meanwhile, has recently been visiting numerous local restaurants and bars on his own, including sightings at Old Town Tavern, the Fleetwood Diner, and Grizzly Peak.

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“It was Thursday or Friday, right around happy hour,” Grizzly Peak general manager Chris Carrington said of Segel’s recent visit. “He just wandered in and sat at the bar and started chatting with the bartender.”

Meanwhile, Bar Louie bartender Jessica Beemer noted that Segel and several crew members came in after a test shoot at Liberty Square Plaza in early March, and that since then, Segel’s “been back three or four times.”

Finally, the movie’s stars were reportedly seen getting their karaoke on this past weekend at Ann Arbor's Circus — perhaps getting the lay of the land in advance of the Cavern Club shoot scheduled for later this week.

Jenn McKee is the entertainment digital journalist for Reach her at or 734-623-2546, and follow her on Twitter @jennmckee.



Tue, May 3, 2011 : 2:37 p.m.

"Soak up the star sighting while you can. After what Rick Snyder is doing, you will never see another movie star in this town again." ..and thank god for that. It is obvious that temporary film subsidies do not keep movies at home once the "infastructure" is in place, otherwise they would never leave California. Q. What state has the most movie infastructure? A. California Q. Where do movie studios go to make films? A. To whatever state is delusional enough to give them more money this week than the last state that fell for it. Q. Then why do we fall for it? A. We like seeing stars in front of the Parthenon and drinking in the Old Towne. (but we aren't starstruck, no sir) Oh, that and Mich Albom says it is the thing to do.

Lauren Jones

Sun, May 1, 2011 : 10:10 p.m.

I met him yesterday outside the cafe, way to cool!

Lauren Jones

Sun, May 1, 2011 : 10:15 p.m.

(Jason Segel)

Atticus F.

Tue, Apr 26, 2011 : 1:58 p.m.

Soak up the star sighting while you can. After what Rick Snyder is doing, you will never see another movie star in this town again.

Wolf's Bane

Tue, Apr 26, 2011 : 12:05 p.m.

I have to agree, one or two photos are fine of all the stars, but this shoot seems to border on obsessive and stalking.


Tue, Apr 26, 2011 : 4:24 a.m.

Here are some photos from a gossip blog...Check out the photo of Emily Blunt and her husband outside the Parthenon... <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a> I never would guess it was her....I think she is great actress!

Ben Connor Barrie

Mon, Apr 25, 2011 : 10 p.m.

It was really cool seeing all the stars at Old Town. It looked like they were all friends and having a great time together. I it was nice that people mostly let them drink in peace. <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a>

Kai Petainen

Mon, Apr 25, 2011 : 9:59 p.m.

the photos on that blog are a bit creepy/stalker-ish. let them enjoy ann arbor.