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Bed and Breakfast Being Used for Movie Filming

5-Year Engagement, starring Emily Blunt and Jason Segel, is scheduled for release in 2012.

Travelers along Macon Road were slowed Thursday as a crew descended on the to film Five-Year Engagement.

The film, directed by Nicholas Stoller and written by Jason Segal and Stoller, stars Emily Blunt, Alison Brie and Segal.

Segal and Stoller teamed up for 2008's Forgetting Sarah Marshall, which grossed nearly $63 million in the U.S.

The 1851 brick farmhouse was surrounded by big trucks filled with gear. Officers from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office closed Macon Road down to one lane and directed traffic. Crew walked back and forth between white tents erected in the yard. Security guards ensured that autograph hounds  and star gazers were kept off the property.

A publicist for Universal Studios declined Patch's request to visit the film set.

"Our cast and film-makers are not available for interviews at this time, but we appreciate your interest," wrote Peggy Mulloy in an e-mail.

Reached by phone she said that there were more than 100 people working at the site.

"We've had a great time working in Saline. It's a wonderful town," she said.

Five-Year Engagement is the fourth major production filmed in the Saline area. Drew Barrymore's Whip it and Rob Reiner's Flipped were filmed, in part, in Saline. More recently, Cedar Rapids was filmed in Pittsfield Township and Saline. The film included a scene at the Rentschler Farm and a small role for Saline City Council Member David Rhoads.

According to the IMDB.com, 5-Year Engagement is a comedy that charts the ups and downs of an engaged couple's relationship. It is scheduled for 2012 release.

Nancy Byers May 13, 2011 at 10:58 AM
Take a look at the parking lot at St. Paul's church in Saline for more signs of movie action.
Mary Hess May 13, 2011 at 04:29 PM
It is a beautiful old home. What a neat thing (movie) to add to the memories of the families that have lived and stayed there
Mary Hess May 13, 2011 at 06:51 PM
It is a neat old home. The use of this farmhouse will be another memory to add to it's long history
Tran Longmoore May 13, 2011 at 08:38 PM
Hey, if anyone has any pictures of celebrities here in Saline (other than councilman Rhoads), please share! My problem is, I wouldn't recognized the stars of this movie if they were standing right in front of me. I'm out of touch, in that regard.

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