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.