Director Jim Jarmusch preparing to shoot 'Only Lovers Left Alive' in Detroit
After Tom told Elle UK that the shootings for 'Only Lovers Left Alive' would start very soon we got some more information but nothing concrete. It seems as the filming already began in Detroit.
Here is a summary of the information so far:
"It appears acclaimed indie film director Jim Jarmusch is about to roll cameras in Detroit, where he’ll be shooting some scenes for his new vampire movie, “Only Lovers Left Alive.”
The eclectic filmmaker behind movies like 1999’s “Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai” and 2005’s “Broken Flowers” was seen downtown Wednesday by a Free Press staffer. A source familiar with the “Only Lovers” Michigan production told the Free Press that Jarmusch and his production team have been looking at southeast Michigan locations and the actual filming will only last about a week or two in town.
The movie, a centuries-long romantic drama about two vampires, has an impressive cast, including Mia Wasikowska (the star of “Alice in Wonderland”), Tom Hiddleston (Loki in “The Avengers”), Tilda Swinton (“Michael Clayton”), John Hurt (“Alien”) and the just-announced Anton Yelchin (“Fright Night”).
On Thursday the Michigan Film Office’s Michelle Begnoche confirmed the film has applied for a Michigan film incentive, but said the MFO is still reviewing the paperwork. By early evening Thursday, calls and e-mails sent to Jarmusch’s production offices in New York City and crew in Detroit were unanswered.
On Tuesday, up-and-coming British actor Hiddleston told Elle U.K. how happy he was to be attending a tennis match at Wimbledon with filming in Detroit just about to commence. In April he gave the Hollywood Reporter a brief description of the film: “It’s about what happens between a man and a woman and all of the sort of tenderness and complexity of that engagement.”
In January the Hollywood Reporter said Jarmusch was producing “Only Lovers” with Cologne-based Pandora films and that filming in Germany was planned for later this year.
The Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio-born Jarmusch told www.screendaily.com in May 2011 that he had been conceiving ideas for his “crypto-vampire love story” set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangiers for some time.
“I’ve been imagining this film for years,” he said. “I can’t wait to now realize it with these remarkable collaborators.” "