That feeling led to "Black Rock," a thriller co-written by her husband, Mark Duplass, about three former childhood gal pals Aselton, Lake Bell and Kate Bosworth who reunite for a camping trip on a deserted Maine island that turns deadly after the arrival of some Afghanistan veterans on a hunting trip. As harrowing as the film's story is, the shoot itself turned out to be nearly as life-threatening. And honestly, the logline for the film — this fight for survival — became sort of a metaphor for our experience making the movie. We just needed to get out of the month of June alive, and the fact that we have a movie that I love to show for it is really exciting. An all-outdoor shoot in rural Maine is no picnic, as she found out. Every day it was a new challenge," Aselton says.
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The latter two sat down to talk to us regarding the making of the thriller, set on a deserted island where three friends have to fight for their survival. There are three men out there hunting. After a series of unfortunate events, they find themselves in a fight for survival in an effort to get off the island alive. I felt the need after that to get outside, move my body and maybe kill someone. This type of thriller, this approach to a thriller that is very reality based, very truthful and simple in story and concept is something that excited me. I also loved the idea of working with women.
Men are trying to kill them, and the women hiding in the woods are huddled together, completely nude and desperate. In Black Rock , the three women have gone camping on a remote Maine island for a getaway weekend. Then they happen upon a group of ex-soldiers poaching game, and after an attempted sexual assault all-out war breaks out between the two groups. That leads to a botched escape where the women end up in the woods, peeling off their cold, wet clothes.