State Film Office Press Release 6/27/12:
Many started to speculate about a Mad Men hiatus when Don Draper, nay that really handsome guy, Jon Hamm was spotted sporting the Grizzly Adams look.
Now we know that his Mad co-star January Jones will be at work right here in New Mexico come July.
Last week Deadline confirmed that Jones will join Ed Harris in the 1800’s Western Drama, Sweetwater.
Harris has previous experience with the film’s directors, Logan and Noah Miller with whom he starred in their original film, Touching Home. The star is also no stranger to NM, with his recent turn as John McCain in HBO’s political drama, Game Change.
Sweetwater is the story of a widow (Jones) who enlists the help of the town sheriff (Harris) to take revenge on the sheep ranchers who have murdered her husband.
Multiple sources are reporting that production is scheduled to begin in New Mexico in July.