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Hillary Swank will be a waitress at Sidetrack Bar and Grill Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
Sidetrack will close its doors both days to become Aden's Pub, for filming of Swank's movie "Betty Anne Waters."
Sidetrack owner Linda French said she has been negotiating with Ann Arbor-based Innocence Productions for about a year. She said she initially wanted to keep Frenchie's open next door to Sidetrack, but due to the kitchen noise both locations had to be closed for the shoot.
French said the production company looked at six other bars over the course of three months. In the end the company decided on Sidetrack as a good backdrop to show off Swank's waitress skills.
"We're all really excited," French said. "It's going to be a lot of fun."
French said five Sidetrack employees, including her daughter Jessica, will be extras during the shoot. Film crews will also use Sidetrack's grub as the prop food.
No parking signs have been set up along much of the south side of Cross Street in Depot Town to accommodate the production staff and equipment.
“Betty Anne Waters” is the true story of a working mother in Massachusetts, who puts herself through law school to represent her brother after his murder conviction.
Ann Arbor-based Innocence Productions has already shot some of the film on Michigan Ave. in Downtown Ypsilanti as well as in Ann Arbor and Chelsea.