If you haven't heard of Horn Lake yet (located in northern Mississippi, yet a mere five-minute drive from its metropolitan neighbor Memphis), you will soon. The burgeoning city is now the film location of HBO/Cinemax's new series Quarry.
Based on the novels of Max Allan Collins and directed by John Hillcoat, Quarry, set in the 1970s, centers on the homecoming from Vietnam of Marine sniper Quarry (portrayed by Logan Marshall-Green) in 1973. Instead of warmth and open arms, Quarry faces hostility from the public and even his own family. Among the cast members are Stellan Skarsgard, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Noah Taylor, and Skipp Sudduth.
The Quarry production, a client of The Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission, The Tennessee Film, Entertainment and Music Commission and The Mississippi Film Office, is scheduled to film in the Horn Lake area this week for a total of 13 days.
The production plans to employ hundreds of paid extras to work on the pilot episode. No previous experience is required. The only must-have is that the applicants are residents of Memphis or the Southaven area.
The production is looking for:
- Older men and women, especially Caucasian & African American, ages 40 to 80.
- Cars or pickup trucks, 1964 to 1973: any color (must be drivable); not necessary that vehicles are completely restored.
If you're interested in being an extra for Quarry, click here for more details.
We're proud to share that all of the film offices mentioned are Reel-Scout clients. For information on filming in Memphis, Tennessee, and Mississippi, visit the following websites:
- Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission
- The Tennessee Film, Entertainment and Music Commission
- The Mississippi Film Office.