Take a look at the trailer that’s arrived for upcoming thriller The Quarry, starring Michael Shannon and Shea Whigham.
Whigham plays a mysterious new minister who arrives in a small town. Michael Shannon is the local police chief who suspects this man may not be who he says he is… and he’s right. This preacher is actually a fugitive drifter who’s killed the man he’s now posing as.
It certainly looks like a moody, character-driven film, and one that should benefit from having Shannon and Whigham as its leads. Whigham, who also worked with Shannon in the fantastic drama Take Shelter, is severely underrated and really deserves to have more lead roles.
The film is directed and co-written by Scott Teems, whose previous credits include shows Rectify and Narcos: Mexico. He’s also attached as a writer of the next Halloween movie, Halloween: Kills.
The Quarry, also starring Catalina Sandino Moreno, Bobby Soto, and Bruno Bichir, hits select U.S. cinemas and On Demand on April 17.
Official synopsis for The Quarry:
From the novel by Damon Galgut comes this searing thriller, a tale of sin and redemption set in the wilds of Texas. After murdering a traveling preacher, a fugitive drifter (Shea Whigham, Joker) travels to a small town and poses as the man he killed. Though the congregation loves the drifter’s sermons of forgiveness, the local police chief (Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon, The Shape of Water) is suspicious of the man. Soon a gruesome discovery at a local quarry forces the killer to fight for his freedom.