Archive for the ‘Ides of March’ Category

Evan Rachel Wood posed for photographs with fans and signed autographs on the set of Ides of March in Detroit today.


Thanks to Melissa Hayes (@justwitt on Twitter) for this photograph of the Morris for President Campaign bus in downtown Detroit last week. Sadly no George Clooney to be seen, but filming of Ides of March continues in Detroit this week (1263 Griswold), so there’s still hope!

Filming a funeral scene outside Christ Church in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan this afternoon. Thanks to Agent D, my source, for the photograph.

It was a crazy day in Clawson, Michigan when George Clooney came to town to film his movie, Ides of March. Twitter started buzzing early in the morning with rumors of where the set would be today, but it was soon confirmed as Nick’s Country Oven on 14 Mile in Clawson.

For most of the morning, however, the filming was being done a block west of the diner, at a doctor’s office, with new signs that identified it as Oakley Women’s Clinic of Cincinatti.

George Clooney and Ryan Gosling were spotted now and again, but they were mainly filming inside the building and visibility wasn’t good until later in the day when they began shooting a scene outside the building right on 14 mile. By this time the crowds had grown and had to be managed out of the shoots. I have to say though, this crew and the security were the nicest I’ve come across in all my movie stalking. Obviously everyone wanted pictures of George Clooney, and security obliged. Oneof the crew said that this was because George Clooney is a “very nice man.”  I think most of the crowd today would agree with that sentiment.

Ryan Gosling seemed pretty popular too. Pictured here today without his dog! And Evan Rachel Wood was also on set, filming both inside and outside the clinic.

And of course the man himself.

A beautiful Spring day on campus for the filming of Geroge Clooney’s movie, Ides of March. Today filming was in the Michigan League Ballroom.

Just in case you were in any doubt where this was filmed… although the movie is set in Ohio at Kent State, today the University of Michigan became Kent State. Not Ohio State, because i’m not sure we could have done that even for George Clooney!

Lots of tents for Extras Holding and crew catering. There were a LOT of extras for the crowd scenes. I have to say that many of them seemed to have borrowed suits a little too big…

Outside the League, a group hold ‘Vote Morris’ signs, referring to Clooney’s character, Mike Morris, a Presidential Candidate.


It felt like Summer in Ann Arbor today and along with the general sea of green created by the celebrations of St Patrick’s Day, Campus was buzzing again with dozens of extras and a few movie stars here and there. This evening it was the turn of Ryan Gosling to be chased from the Michigan League across to his trailer where he was reunited with his dog.

Yes, even Ryan’s dog was joining in with the festive spirit today.

George Clooney’s movie, The Ides of March, is still filming on the Campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Monday March 14 scenes were filmed at the Miller Auditorium, Tuesday and Wednesday at the Power Center, and today (Thursday March 17) at the Michigan League Ballroom.

It’s gone from Winter to Spring in Ann Arbor a couple of days, and the celebrity-stalking weather has certainly improved. Sightings though seem to be reserved for the 100s of extras who’ve been used for the big auditorium and ballroom scenes, the determined who are willing to wait for hours for them to leave the buildings, and the serendipitous who happen to be eating in the right restaurant at the right time! George Clooney is of course the biggest name in town right now, though a sighting of Ryan Gosling isn’t to be sneezed at. Some of the extras managed to get their cellphones onto set and tweet regular updates and even photographs. Not sure how they managed to do that as I’m sure the instructions said no phones allowed!

This movie has used a LOT of extras, some of them paid, most volunteers (because yeah, who’d need money to spend a day with Clooney?!), emails sent out the previous night for 7am call times.

So close and yet so far. I’m less than a mile away but my day job is getting in the way of my movie stalking and I’m replying on Twitter updates for intel (Thanks @jmanzel!)