Looks like Alaska can be found in Michigan or at least the film crew and extras will be this fall. John Green’s latest novel, Looking for Alaska, set for film adaptation has found a worthy spot in the Great Lake State. And Michigan’s throwing in huge incentives for the film to come to them.
The project is eligible to receive an incentive of over $7M from the Michigan Film Office (MFO) based on a projected spending of over $21M with two-thirds to be spent directly with Michigan residents and Michigan-based vendors. Of the over 300 anticipated cast and crew hires, more than 200 are expected to be Michigan residents along with 1,718 extras among the local hires. Specific shooting locations in Michigan will be identified in upcoming weeks. If you are interested in seeking work as a member of the film crew, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. (x)
A new student arrives to a boarding school and meets a young girl named Alaska. During his time getting to know and understand her he slowly falls in love with her. But through his time with her, he finds out that her life isn’t as perfect as he thought.
The book to movie will be directed by Rebecca Thomas (Electrick Children), and is being adapted for the screen by The Fault in Our Stars screenwriters Scott Neutadter & Michael H. Weber. Looking for Alaska is produced by Temple Hill’s Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen both who brought viewers The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns, along with Mark Waters and Jessica Tuchinsky, successful with 500 Days of Summer.