“This Must Be The Place” Sean Penn to Film in Bad Axe, Michigan

Bad Axe, MI Hits the Silver Screen!

“This Must Be The Place” is Michigan’s next feature film and is scheduled to start filming Sept 8th – 15th around Bad Axe, MI.  Once finished, they will be moving to Detroit for 3 more weeks of shooting.  The film stars Sean Penn, Frances McDormand and Harry Dean Stanton.

“This Must Be The Place” Plot Summary:

Cheyenne, a wealthy former rock star (Penn), now bored and jaded in his retirement embarks on a quest to find his father’s persecutor, an ex-Nazi war criminal now hiding out in the U.S. Learning his father is close to death, he travels to New York in the hope of being reconciled with him during his final hours, only to arrive too late. Having been estranged for over 30 years, it is only now in death that he learns the true extent of his father’s humiliation in Auschwitz at the hands of former SS Officer Aloise Muller – an event he is determined to avenge. So begins a life-altering journey across the heartland of America to track down and confront his father’s nemesis. As his quest unfolds, Cheyenne is reawakened by the people he encounters and his journey is transformed into one of reconciliation and self discovery. As his date with destiny arrives and he tracks down Muller, Cheyenne must finally decide if it is redemption he seeks ….or revenge. Starring two time Academy Award winner Sean Penn and marking the much-anticipated English-language debut of acclaimed director Paolo Sorrentino, “THIS MUST BE THE PLACE” is a gripping examination of a man on the precipice of obsession.

Extras Casting:

Casting call for talent and extras TBA.

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12 Responses to ““This Must Be The Place” Sean Penn to Film in Bad Axe, Michigan”

  1. Lisa Hunt says:

    I would love to audiion for this film as an extra. Please email me and let me know where to send head shots/resume for this film. If there are any principal roles left I would love to audition for a speaking role as well.

    Thanks so much,

    Lisa Hunt

  2. sharon sigler says:

    I would like to work as an extra on this film. Sharon Sigler

  3. Rochelle Jameson says:

    It is so fascinating to discover that my hometown will be in a movie!!! I just read in the Huron Daily Tribune that the road I grew up on will be closed tomorrow for filming–it’s literally the mile that my dad currently lives on that will be filmed! My husband’s boss has a small part, so I am assuming all of the casting calls and extras have been filled already.

  4. Lynn Fox says:


    I would love to work as an extra for this film!

    Lynn Fox

  5. Lena Drake says:

    Hi I would like to work on this film! Please send me an email!

  6. Gigante Catering says:

    Building menus to fit your Daily needs as well as your budget

    We are mobile and ready to prepare Home cooked food as well as gourmet meals that are nutritious and delicious for breakfast, lunch, dinner and throughout the night. We’ll set up camp near base camp and cook on site. Our basic menu includes a full, hearty breakfast that changes seasonally, as well as daily. We always have variety. Omelets to order? Belgium waffles with fresh fruit? Hot oats with fresh fruits? Our chefs will cook omelets to order every morning. Then we begin working on lunch.

    Our typical lunch includes three entrees including veggie and vegan meals ,several sides, salad bar and dessert table. Vegetarian options are always available. Get your entree from the buffet, or hot off the grill. Everyday is it something different. Fresh fish? Steaks? Chicken? Portabello ? Each lunch and dinner, we prepare fresh, sustainable food to serve to your cast and crew.

    Second meals are never a problem. Hot or cold meals, delivered on time. We offer a wide variety to meet your second meal budget.

    Extras, we feed them boxed meals or right from your buffet.

  7. Gregory Wright says:

    Experienced extra. Also musician, composer, arranger, conductor.
    Interested in extra work. Will also become/work with the film score composer, if composition, orchestration, or recording will take place in Michigan.

  8. Jim Theolet says:

    I would like to be considered for this movie. I have been an extra in several movies. I am a young looking 65 years old.
    Name is Jim Theolet and you can reach me at jtheolet@charter.net

  9. Gus Mufarreh says:

    I’m very intrested in this movie.. Please contact me with additional info.. Thank you

  10. Patricia Cissell says:

    I would love to be an extra on this movie in the Detroit area. I have been on Machine Gun Preacher, Reel Steel, and Detroit 1-8-7.

    Please let me know where to apply to be an extra, when you are in the Detroit area. Thank you

  11. Shannon Little says:

    I would love to be an extra in this film. Please E-mail me with where to send a headshot and contact information.

    Thank You!
    Shannon Little

  12. Gayle Budzynski says:

    Where can I send my headshot and resume to be an extra in this movie. I know they are in Sterling Heights at M59 @ Ryan. Would love to work. I’ve been on Detroit 1 8 7 working as an extra.

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