Duncan Skiles’ upcoming movie ‘Nowhere Men’ is all set to begin filming in Bentonville, Arkansas, in October this year. The crime thriller film follows Simon McNally, who is struggling to find his way back to “normal” after a court-mandated stay in a psychiatric hospital. When Simon reports a kidnapping but the police declare him an unreliable witness, he’s determined to find the truth for himself and turns to his neighbor Ed, a retired security guard, for help. As the two men dig deeper into the mystery of what Simon did or didn’t see, they come to understand truths about themselves and each other.
The production received a waiver from SAG-AFTRA to proceed with the casting for the film despite the ongoing actors’ strike. Bentonville, where the production is scheduled to commence, is known for its scenic Ozark Mountains, picturesque lakes and trails, and lush forests, which make it many filmmakers’ preferred choice to shoot diverse projects. The city has earlier facilitated the filming of ‘Proud American,’ ‘Max Winslow and the House of Secrets,’ ‘Brüno,’ ‘God’s Country Song,’ and ‘F.R.E.D.I.’
Skiles is at the helm of the project with a script by Sean Farley. The filmmaker is known for directing ‘The Last of the Great Romantics,’ which revolves around a video blogger who completely disconnects from the real world after being dumped by his girlfriend until he forms a friendship with his new neighbor. The comedy film won the Best Narrative Feature Award at the Macon Film Festival in 2014.
Skiles also helmed the 2018 crime drama ‘The Clovehitch Killer,’ starring Dylan McDermott, Charlie Plummer, and Samantha Mathis. The film, which tells the story of a family being torn apart when a son starts suspecting that his father might be a serial killer, earned the Jury Grand Prize at the Knoxville Horror Film Fest. Furthermore, Skiles has worked as a director in the television shows ‘Stories from the Felt’ and ‘The Fuzz,’ in addition to making the short films ‘Penelope’ and ‘Way of the Guard.’ He has also directed several commercials, music videos, and stand-up specials.
The casting details of the film have been kept under wraps for now. The movie is produced by Waldorf Entertainment, the company behind the 2016 family drama ‘Loserville’ and the 2014 horror thriller ‘Fairfield.’ Vince Jolivette (‘Zola’ and ‘The Disaster Artist’), Chris Bellant (‘Loserville’), Greg Lauritano (‘Big Gold Brick’ and ‘Private Property’), and Jake Robinson serve as the producers of the project.