As we go to press, so to speak, a movie crew is setting up a scene for the movie Laggies at the intersection of 41st Avenue E. and E. Newton St. Madison Park is one of several Seattle venues being used for this movie, which we understand was on location in Ballard yesterday.
According to press reports, there were casting calls last month for actors from the Seattle area to play supporting roles and to serve as extras in this movie. The Internet Movie Database states that Laggies is a film about "a woman stuck in permanent adolescence [who] lies to her fiancé about going on a retreat and spends the time hanging out with friends instead." The movie is supposed to be a "dark comedy."
Seattle native Lynn Shelton, who was recently profiled on KPLU, is the the director.
While we were on the scene we did not spot either Keira Knightly or her co-star, Chloe Grace Moretz (inset). The crew was mum on the subject of their current whereabouts, and a passerby told us that those who waited to see Knightly in Ballard yesterday were disappointed when she was whisked away without signing autographs for fans, including several little girls.
The movie crew's permit allows the production company to stay in Madison Park through 11 pm today, though presumably filming will be wrapped up well before that time (in case you are planning to wander by and see a bit of Hollywood action up close).