It has been a great start of 2014 for Big Stone Gap leading man Patrick Wilson. Most recently, the comedic drama Space Station 76 staring Wilson, premiered at SXSW 2014 and all international rights were subsequently picked up by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions. Along with Wilson, the film stars Liv Tyler, Matt Bomer, Marisa Coughlan, Kylie Rogers, Kali Rocha, Jerry O’Connell and Keir Dullea and was written by Jack Plotnick, Jennifer Cox, Sam Pancake, Kali Rocha and Michael Stoyanov.
At the end of February, it was announced that Wilson will join the cast of Ant-Man for Marvel Studios, starring Paul Rudd, Michael Pena, and directed by Edgar Wright. The rumor-mills are running in full throttle as Wilson’s role has yet to be revealed.
In addition, Wilson and co-star Vera Farmiga will return in a sequel to the immensely successful Conjuring, which is set for a pre-Halloween release in 2015. The film was a tremendous hit last summer with a worldwide box office of about $320 million on a $20 million budget.
Wilson’s undeniable charisma and sublime style blend particularly well with enchanting co-star Ashley Judd in the upcoming film Big Stone Gap, based on the best selling novel Big Stone Gap by writer/director Adriana Trigiani. The first novel was published in 2001 followed by sequels “Big Cherry Holler,” “Milk Glass Moon” and “Home to Big Stone Gap.” The story centers on middle-aged spinster Ave Marie Mulligan finding love and a sense of self amid the eccentrics in a small Virginia coal town. Judd portrays Ave Marie Mulligan with Wilson as Jack McChesney. Big Stone Gap is produced by Altar Identity Studios (a Media Society company), and was shot on location in the actual town of Big Stone Gap, Virginia.