Movie crew, Hollywood stars come to North Seattle

A usually sleepy street in northeast Seattle's Olympic Hills neighborhood was transformed on Monday as a film crew worked on a scene for director Lynn Shelton's newest film, "Laggies."

Shelton, in photo above, is best known for writing, directing, and producing "Humpday" and "Your Sister's Sister."

The accomplished Seattle native is known for including her hometown in her films.

The film stars actress Keira Knightley ("Anna Karenina," "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Pride and Prejudice," "Bend it Like Beckham", "Love Actually"). The movie also features actress Chloe Grace Moretz and actor Sam Rockwell.

"Laggies" is a dark comedy about a woman, stuck in permanent adolescence, who lies to her fianc about going on a retreat. She spends the time instead hanging out with her friends, according to an page for the film.

In recent days the crew has been spotted filming at Shorecrest High School in Shoreline and at Ballard's Olympic Manor. It was also reported that they were recently filming on the decommissioned ferry Skansonia on Lake Union.

The filming on Monday included an action scene where a car crashed into a row of mailboxes on 19th Avenue Northeast. A camera was seen mounted inside an older model Ford station wagon used in the scene.

Most residents went about their business as the production took over the narrow street with cute homes and white picket fences. Seattle police officers working with the film crew politely directed people around the scene as residents tried to figure out what was happening in their quiet corner of the city.