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Double Identity: Scott Teems’ ‘The Quarry’ Books Michael Shannon & Shea Whigham

Double Identity: Scott Teems’ ‘The Quarry’ Books Michael Shannon & Shea Whigham

Described as shades of Steinbeck and Faulkner, That Evening Sun helmer Scott Teems will see Michael Shannon and Shea Whigham reteam on his sophomore feature, The Quarry. A book to film adaptation of Damon Galgut’s novel (not a remake of the 1998 film of the same name), Deadline reports that production began in New Orleans with vet producer Laura D. Smith and Kristin Mann (To the Stars) producing in partnership with Rockhill Studios, Metalwork Pictures and Gold Star Films. Nor’easter helmer Andrew Brotzman wrote the screenplay.

Gist: This follows Whigham (The Man) who is on the run from his own sins, and finds himself in a small border town in Texas, impersonating a reverend. The town are quickly drawn to the man’s unorthodox sermons, but so is police Chief Moore (Shannon) who has his suspicions.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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