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'The End of the Tour' films in Grand Rapids

February 28, 2014
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'The End of the Tour' films in Grand Rapids
Jesse Eisenberg as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in “The Social Network." Photo via

The man who will be Hollywood’s next “Lex Luthor” has returned to Grand Rapids.


Jesse Eisenberg — nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in “The Social Network” — has reportedly appeared on the streets of Grand Rapids this month, filming his latest movie, “The End of the Tour.”

The movie will be a biographical film about a magazine reporter, David Lipsky, recounting "his travels and conversations with author David Foster Wallace during a promotional book tour,” according to IMDb.

The story will be based on Lipsky’s 2010 New York Times-bestselling book, “Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace.”

Eisenberg is portraying Lipsky, while Jason Segel — who stars as “Marshall Eriksen” on CBS’s Emmy-winning sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” — will portray Wallace, according to IMDb.

Segel has also starred in “The Muppets,” “The Five-Year Engagement,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and the cult-classic NBC series “Freaks and Geeks.”

James Ponsoldt, who directed “The Spectacular Now” and “Smashed,” will be the film’s director.

Anonymous Content and Modern Man Films are producing “The End of the Tour.” 

Clawson-based talent agency Real Style posted a casting call this month for the Grand Rapids shoot on its Facebook page.

"Lex Luthor"

Eisenberg is no stranger to Grand Rapids, after spending the summer of 2010 here filming the action-comedy film “30 Minutes or Less.”

He will likely also return to Michigan to film a blockbuster, the upcoming Batman-Superman sequel to the film “Man of Steel.”

The film stars Henry Cavill as “Superman,” Ben Affleck as “Batman” and Gal Gadot as “Wonder Woman.”

Last month, director Zack Snyder announced that Eisenberg has been cast in the film as the villainous “Lex Luthor.”

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