The Quarry reunites Michael Shannon and Shea Whingham. Based on a novel by Damon Galgut, the film is co-written and directed by Scott Teems. The story is about Whingham’s murderer who has fled to a small Texas town and is pretending to be the victim, who was a preacher.
The official synopsis reads, “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 travelling 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.”