Big Stone Gap, starring Ashley Judd and Patrick Wilson, begins filming in Virginia; Extras needed


After several false starts the big screen version of Adrianna Trigiani’s novel, Big Stone Gap, is headed to the big screen.

The movie will be shot entirely shot in Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky.

“It’s really important to us to make this movie here. Every frame is being shot in Southwest Virginia, East Tennessee and a little bit in Kentucky. Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee its all there because that was my dream to film at home,” Trigiani said.

Principal photography was set to begin today in Virginia with stars Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, and Whoopi Goldberg.

Bill Marinella Casting is seeking extras for the shoot, specifically real Nurses, Doctors, EMTs, Coal Miners and High schoolers (18-24 year olds), and football fans. For more information, visit

If you spot Big Stone Gap filming, let us know about it at [email protected]!



  1. Got to be an extra on the first day of filming!! Movie also stars Anthony Lapaglia as Spec, John Benjamin Hickey as Theodore, and Jenna Elfman as Iva Lou.

  2. I got to be in the wedding scene shot Tuesday and had a blast. Even got my lip busted by Ashley Judd and bruised my Jenna Elfman. I got to be Jenna’s standin and had the time of my life!!!!!!!! I am wearing a purple velvet blazer so look for me in the movie!!!

  3. I am 20 years old. A graduate of Castlewood Highschool. I was a cheerleader in Highschool. I am from Castlewood Virginia. I studied Trigiani’s work in college at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise

  4. I have been told I look like Liz Taylor. If you need someone to play her, I would love to!!! I am a nurse too if you need me for that part. Thank You

  5. I want to just come to Big Stone to watch some of the filming. Can you email me dates, time and locations that I may catch some of the action?

  6. I took my son Dylan to the union/john battle game tonite and Patrick Wilson and some other people from the movie came and sat right behind us! Even though i didn’t know who he was or why they were there until i started talking to him and the cop who gaurded him. it was pretty cool! 🙂

  7. Can you tell me if you will be filming next Tuesday Nov.
    19th. I would love to see the filming. I will be driving from Bristol Tn.(1:30hrs). Thank you, Carol .


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