Turns out the producers of the movie Cedar Rapids did want to film the movie in Iowa. (Here’s a little background on the movie Cedar Rapids.)
If you read some of the archives of AnnArbor.com you’ll see a few stories on the movie. Like how producers turned the Clarion Inn into a hotel in Cedar Rapids.
Almost a year to the day of this trailer coming to light, production on the film was wrapping in Michigan.
So again, the Wolverines beat the Hawkeyes. The state of Michigan has chased films after state’s like Iowa suspended the tax cut program. Incoming re-Governor Terry Branstad has said he’ll review the film program, but says he doesn’t see a big tax break portion of the program coming back.