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Posted on Thu, Jun 24, 2010 : 11:02 a.m.

Richard Gere filming in downtown Ann Arbor

By Staff

Actor Richard Gere was spotted this morning standing at the corner of Main and Liberty streets, just outside Starbucks. He was working with a film crew that was set up in the area.

It had been announced that Gere's movie "The Double" — also starring Martin Sheen and Topher Grace — would shoot in the Detroit area starting this week.

By noon, the crew had left the area.

According to Variety, the movie is about a retired CIA agent who teams with a young partner to solve the murder of a senator. The Internet Movie Data Base says the director is Michael Brandt; this is his first listed credit as director, although he has written a number of successful screenplays including 2007's "3:10 to Yuma" and 2008's "Wanted."



Fri, Jul 23, 2010 : 12:35 p.m.

They filmed last evening at Veterans Park off of Dexter Road. They had a boys baseball game being played with Richard Gere in the bleachers. They started setting up late afternoon and had a huge crane with a light to create moonlight. There were semi-trucks and trailers and tents (rain) all over. Richard Gere had a double who fooled us for awhile. They finally finished up between 1 and 2am.


Fri, Jun 25, 2010 : 10:53 p.m.

UM Rocks..wish that would have been me.. but I probably would have caused an accident


Fri, Jun 25, 2010 : 10:24 a.m.

As much time as I have spent on that corner, the film crew had to come by when I was in bed. Timing is every... no it's your material, audience?, delivery?, no it's timing! Spooner


Fri, Jun 25, 2010 : 8:33 a.m.

I have a picture of him from yesterday, but alas, I don't know how to post it!

Blue Marker

Thu, Jun 24, 2010 : 2:55 p.m.

Please don't let me wife know....she thinks she's Julia Roberts!

UM Rocks

Thu, Jun 24, 2010 : 1:51 p.m.

I was driving West on Liberty and traffic stopped because of the light at Fourth. I look to my left and there is Richard Gere sitting in a car. He looked over but I was too stunned to say or do anything!! :=) He's still looking good.


Thu, Jun 24, 2010 : 1:32 p.m.

Ooh, I picked the wrong day to fight off my Kilwin's craving. :(


Thu, Jun 24, 2010 : 1:02 p.m.


Atticus F.

Thu, Jun 24, 2010 : 12:27 p.m.

I also spotted him. Stepping out of a black BMW in front of Kilwin's, as they were shooting a scene.