Arts & Entertainment

Patricia Arquette and Willem Dafoe’s Gonzo Girl film being shot in Park City

PARK CITY, Utah — Gonzo Girl, a movie directed by Patricia Arquette and staring Willem Dafoe, adapted from the book of the same name written by Cheryl Della Pietra, is shooting in Park City.

Dafoe plays legendary ‘gonzo journalist’ Walker Reade, who lived in Aspen, Colorado, in the early 90s. The storyline follows a 20-something female writer just beginning her career and the wild ride full of drinking, drugs, and drama.

“When the film’s connections reached out to us to shoot in Park City, we were supersaturated with business, thus were unable to secure grants for them, so this production isn’t directly associated with us; however, we’re glad they’re making this film in Utah,” a representative from the Utah Film Commission said.

Rh Negative Entertainment and Catch and Release Films are the films two production companies attached to the project.

There have been at least two locations of shooting in Park City thus far, the first at a residence off Old Ranch Road and the basecamp they’ve set up in a parking lot behind the Skullcandy building in the shadow of the Utah Olympic Park.

This isn’t the first time Park City has been a stand-in backdrop for an Aspen plot line, as evidenced by the Main St. scenes in the 1994 movie Dumb and Dumber starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.

The set of the film Gonzo Girl in Park City.
The set of the film Gonzo Girl in Park City in the shadow of the Utah Olympic Park. Photo: Michele Roepke
Gonzo Girl film set white trailers set up in the back of the Scullcandy building in Kimball Jct.
Gonzo Girl film set white trailers up in the back of the Skullcandy building in Kimball Jct. Photo: Michele Roepke

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