Logan Marshall-Green, best known for his role in last year's blockbuster feature film 'Prometheus,' has been cast as the title lead character in the upcoming Cinemax pilot 'Quarry.'
Marshall-Green is well known to fans of '24' as the recurring character Richard Heller and to fans of 'The O.C.' as recurring character Trey Atwood (he appeared in six episodes of the former, nine of the latter). Those are distinct fan bases and he has ingratiated himself to both. Now, Marshall-Green joins a new television project, but this time in the starring position.
Marshall-Green's stock is incredibly high after 'Prometheus,' with an impressive five feature films coming out in the next two years. Marshall-Green will next be seen on the big screen in 'As I Lay Dying,' based on the classic 1930 Faulkner novel of same name.
'Quarry' is a drama pilot from Cinemax based on a series of books by Max Allen Collins (who is best known for writing the graphic novel 'Road to Perdition,' on which the Tom Hanks, Paul Newman feature film was based). Written by Graham Gordy and Michael D. Fuller, 'Quarry' is set in the 1970s and centers on a Marine sniper (Marshall-Green) who, upon his return home from Vietnam in 1973, finds himself shunned by those he loves and demonized by the public. Combat-hardened and disillusioned, he’s recruited into a network of contract killers and corruption spanning the length of the Mississippi River.
This project has got "pick-up" written all over it. Considering the five features yet to come, Cinemax has picked a very good time to go into the Logan Marshall-Green business.