October 24, 2014, update
The wait is over! Mill Creekers can now see their home town in scenes from “Laggies,” which opened at the AMC Pacific Place 11 Theater on Friday, October 24, 2014.
According to the Seattle Times, “Several cast and crew members will be present following the 6:15 p.m. screenings Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25.”
February 9, 2014 update
The movie “Laggies” that was partly filmed in Mill Creek and stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Keira Knightley, and Sam Rockwell; was released January 17, 2014, at the Sundance Film Festival.
Variety.com's Chief Film Critic, Justin Chang reported, “Keira Knightley gives a delightfully loose-limbed performance in Lynn Shelton's polished sixth feature.”
In this clip from The Hollywood Reporter, Keira Knightley recalls a scene where her character was standing on the corner of Mill Creek Blvd and 164th Street SE as a sign twirler:
Knightly said, "I have a respect for sign twirlers in a major way now."
The movie's general release date for the United States is May 9, 2014.
Original June 27, 2013, article
Stephanie Anders alerted us that Keira Knightley was filming at the Zen Garden Building via our Facebook page, "My friend owns Wingert insurance...they asked to borrow their power for a bit and filmed outside their office."
Shelly Wingert, Wingert Insurance Agency co-owner, reported the film crew, “took over most of the parking lot down by Wasabi Bay bright and early this morning.” She said the crew changed out some of the building signs for their shoot and got down to business quickly.
According to KIRO Radio staff on mynorthwest.com, Knightley is in the Seattle area filming a movie for local director Lynn Shelton, “The new film, ‘Laggies,’ began filming last week with Knightley in the starring role. Director Lynn Shelton posted photos of some of the locations on her twitter account.”
Kyung Oh, Wasabi Bay owner and chief chef, said that everything was over by the time he arrived to open for dinner at 4 pm. He said some filming was done in office 109 within the Zen Garden building and the film crew didn’t allow onlookers to take any photos.
IMBd says the film is about, “A woman stuck in permanent adolescence lies to her fiancé about going on a retreat and spends the time hanging out with friends instead.”
Indie director Lynn Shelton now lives in Seattle and has been tweeting profusely about her movie shoot since it began early in June.