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$1.95M in film incentives given to "Eloise," will film in Michigan this month

Chace Crawford to star in 'Eloise'
Photo by Jonathan Leibson

The psychological thriller Eloise has recently been greenlighted to receive $1.95 million in Michigan film incentives, and it will start filming in Michigan early this month. The movie's production offices are headquarted at the Masonic Temple in Detroit. The project expects to spend about $7M in Michigan overall.

From the Michigan Film Office:

Eloise takes place inside a defunct insane asylum of the same name. At one point in time, it was the largest institution of its kind, a city unto itself. Set in modern day, Jacob Martin and his three friends break into the abandoned institution in hopes of finding a death certificate, which will provide Jacob with the rights to a sizable inheritance. While inside the asylum, the group finds that the institution houses a horrifying history as well as the truth about their own tragic pasts.

Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl, What to Expect What You’re Expecting), Eliza Dushku (Bring It On, True Lies), Michigan native Brandon T. Jackson (Tropic Thunder, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monster) and PJ Byrne (The Wolf of Wall Street, Horrible Bosses) are set to star in Eloise, with two-time Academy Award winner Robert Legato (Hugo, Titanic) directing. Tripp Vinson and Sanford Nelson are producing the project. This is Vinson’s second project in Michigan.

So be on the lookout for Chace Crawford, Eliza Dushku, and Brandon T. Jackson this month, as shooting will start early May in Wayne County. About 117 Michigan workers will be hired, which equals about 51 full-time jobs.

And of course, Man of Steel 2 will also be filming this summer in Michigan, so perhaps we'll see Ben Affleck or Henry Cavill roaming the streets of metro Detroit as well.