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.
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.