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Robert Pattinson, Jay Baruchel projects take turns at Toronto house

Robert Pattinson and Jay Baruchel
Robert Pattinson and Jay Baruchel, in file photos. Getty Images

TORONTO — A feature film starring Robert Pattinson and a TV pilot starring Jay Baruchel are taking over a heritage building in downtown Toronto only days apart.

Life, starring Pattinson and Dane DeHaan, will shoot scenes Thursday night inside a brick walk-up at 71 Gloucester Street, just off Church Street.

Five days later, crews will return to the building to film scenes for Man Seeking Woman starring Baruchel.

71 Gloucester is part of the Wallace Millichamp House built in 1875 and is listed on the city’s Inventory of Heritage Properties. (Millichamp was a Toronto councillor in the mid-1880s.)

The property has previously been used for film and TV projects, including 2009’s The Time Traveler’s Wife starring Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana.

Directed by Anton Corbijn (The American), Life tells the story of the friendship that developed between actor James Dean (DeHaan) and photographer Dennis Stock (Pattinson) when Stock was assigned to photograph Dean for Life magazine in 1955.

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The movie also stars Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby) and Ben Kingsley (Ender’s Game).

In Man Seeking Woman, Baruchel plays a naive romantic desperately looking for love after his longtime girlfriend dumps him. It follows his adventures in Chicago’s dating scene.

Based on Simon Rich’s book The Last Girlfriend On Earth, the pilot is being made for U.S. cable channel FX by Toronto-born Lorne Michaels’ production company Broadway Video.

Man Seeking Woman is being directed by Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia).