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Jim Jarmusch, Famed Independent Filmmaker, Will Film Vampire Romance 'Only Lovers Left Alive' in Detroit

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File Photo. Jim Jarmusch, the director behind such films as
File Photo. Jim Jarmusch, the director behind such films as "Ghost Dog," "Broken Flowers" and "Dead Man" is allegedly shooting scenes for his new vampire movie in Detroit. (Flickr: Chrysart)

The famed independent filmmaker Jim Jarmusch could be taking his latest production, a vampire love story, on the road to film some scenes in Detroit, according to the Detroit Free Press.

The Free Press reports that the director of quirky, beloved films like 2005's "Broken Flowers" and 1995's "Dead Man" was recently spotted in the city where he will plans to shoot some scenes for his upcoming production “Only Lovers Left Alive”.

Deadline Detroit writes that the filmmaker has been scouting out the Gothic-style mansions of the city's Brush Park neighborhood as potential backdrops for his new drama.

The romantic horror film, which tells the unlikely century-spanning story of two vampiric lovers, stars Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton), John Hurt ("Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"), Mia Wasikowska ("Alice in Wonderland"), Tom Hiddleston ("The Avengers) and Anton Yelchin ("Like Crazy").

Jarmusch is making "Only Lovers Left Alive" with Pandora Films, a company based in Cologne, Germany.

Michelle Begniche of the Michigan Film office told the Free Press that the film's producers have applied for a Michigan film incentive, but that the request has yet to be approved.

While it's unclear what Jarmusch thinks about Detroit, he already seems to be a fan of the city's music history. The director was reportedly working on a documentary about The Stooges and released a remix of The White Stripes single, "Blue Orchid."

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