Privileged to have visited the Moriarty area shoot of this super cool New Mexico film! Lots of talented locals hold their own with these Hollywood heavyweights!
A wide range of extras of all types are wanted, with special interest/need for those with Military experience.
Double click thumbs below to enlarge pics from the central New Mexico set of 2 Guns starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg.
The production has been filming in various locations around the state, including the now defunct border crossing replica, constructed in downtown Albuquerque which made the news daily in drive-time traffic reports.
The stars and the hard working New Mexico cast & crew are wrapping-up remote location shoots for the graphic novel turned action suspense movie. 2 Guns is set for a summer 2013 release.
Additional cast includes, James Marsden, Paula Patton, Bill Paxton and Edward James Olmos.
Next for Whalberg is another New Mexico film! The real-life military story of “Operation Red Wing”. Lone Survivor begins filming NEXT MONTH.
ALBUQUERQUE/SANTA FE, NM Casting Notice – Feature Film “2 Guns”.
For work on MULTIPLE dates to include: Thursday 8/30/12, Friday 8/31/12, Tuesday 9/4/12 and Wednesday 9/5/12. MUST be available for ALL work dates!!
Location is in Estancia, NM.
Pay rate is $72.00 for 8 hours ($9.00/hr) plus overtime after 8 hours. You will also have an additional $15.00 added to your voucher to cover gas expense.
PEASANT WOMEN: female, Hispanic or Native American, age range 25-70, able to play downscale & poor looking, interesting faces.
MUST have full/flexible availability and be in OLC database with a RECENTLY updated profile.
Please post here ONLY if you fit these casting specs and are available 100% on all work dates. If your FB screen name is different than your actual name, please list first & last name.
If you do not have a profile with OLC, please send us an email ASAP to: onlocationcastingNM@yahoo.com with subject line PEASANT WOMAN and include a recent photo, your first & last name, age range, height, weight and phone number.
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SANTA FE/ALBUQUERQUE, NM Notice – Feature Film “2 Guns“.
For multiple work dates between 8/20/12-9/4/12. MUST have flexible schedule to be able to work as many days as needed during this timeframe.
IMMIGRANTS & COYOTES: male and female, Hispanic, age range 18-70, interesting faces, some cowboy/vaquero types, peasant types, etc. MUST know how to swim as you will be wading through the river in some scenes (as if crossing the border).
Locations vary between Santa Fe and Rio Chama/Abiquiu.
If selected – you will be required to pass a swim test (two laps -100 yards- without touching the bottom of the pool and swimming while holding your head out of the water) on Tuesday 8/14/12 between 9am-11am. If you pass the swim test you will also be sent to a wardrobe fitting on the same day.
Pay rate is $72.00 for 8 hours ($9.00/hour) with an 8 hour guarantee and time & 1/2 after 8 hours. Additional amount (TBD) will be paid for water work.
You MUST have full day availability (12+ hours) during entire shoot schedule, be in OLC database and be willing to self-travel to either Santa Fe or Rio Chama locations. (no mileage reimbursement)
Post here if in OLC database & available. We will call to book you!! Please DO NOT post unless you are 100% available for work on swim test/fitting and work dates. **DO NOT POST IF YOU DO NOT FIT THESE SPECS!!*
OK to repost for others who fit the descriptions and might be interested in working, however they will need to complete a talent application at www.onlocationcasting.net
UPDATE AUGUST 1, 2012: OLC Casting has just announced prep for casting 2 Guns!!!! Filming will begin in both the Albuquerque and Santa Fe area on 8/20/12. Get to OnLocationCasting.us to register or update your profile to be considered.
Feeling a rise in the fahrenheit here in NM my brothers and sisters?
Well, everything from temperatures to hemlines and everything in-between may be compelled to head upwards, esp. right here in the Q as two of the sexiest men in North America now tread where Tonto and the Lone Ranger (not to mention the molten lava hotness of one Walter White) have already set-up shop.
The reports are in that the pair are IN TOWN now, in preparation for the film that will shoot here and in Louisiana later this year.
Hottie-tottie, sexy lady, Paula Patton is also set to star.
Drop us a line here if you’re impressed by the duo out & about in the Q.
p.s. we had some kick a** (not really) new pics of The Lone Ranger set for you today, but somebody pitched a fit…so, no cigarro on that, but they are floating around out there…probably sure to surface on KOAT in a few weeks.
As I eventually eluded to here, buried far beneath my retro-New Mexico, non-“encounter” with Mark Wahlberg story…
I can now report that Washington and Wahlberg are officially ON for a June shoot between New Mexico and Louisiana for the Universal Pictures production of “2 Guns”.
The ACTION ADVENTURE flick tells the story of a DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who are unwittingly investigating each other and who steal mob money for the good guys. They realize later that the mob actually got them to steal $50 million from the CIA.
Fresh off Contraband, which also starred Wahlberg, Baltasar Kormakur is at the helm to direct. The script, based on the graphic novel Steven Grant, is penned by Blake Masters.
Local cast & crew info. to follow!!!
It was 1992ish when the hottest, most fabulous boy I’d ever met skipped across the gym floor to my post at the front desk of the health club, where I was working at the time (located just across the street from the Pan Am Center at New Mexico State University), he was not only beside himself, but rather outside himself with GLEE (that wasn’t a thing yet), shout-whispering like a champ, “Ohmygod, ohmygod, ohmygod! (these were also the days long before OMG) Do you know who that is?!?”
I thought “Stewart” might have been referring to one of the mysterious (mysterious in that I knew pretty much everyone who came into the gym, none of whom were among ‘em) and enormous men who had walked in, almost in a huddle just moments before this shout-whispering alert was barreling (skipping) toward me.
“THAT’S MARKY MARK!! THAT’S MARKY MARK!!” And sure enough, t’was. Standing what had to have been at least 2 feet shorter than the 7’+, hulking entourage that came in surrounding him was Mark Wahlberg. Not but 24 hours prior I was on the stairmaster (the REAL kind, where stairs actually come out like an escalator) next to my adorbs workout friend (whose name totally escapes me now, Erin?), sweating our young asses off and laughing about how “Marky Mark” was coming to town.
Alas, I was not terribly impressed because I was very young and freshly in love with another. He asked me a few innocent questions about the gym and “where are all the chicks with that thing up their butts?” (this is what women wore at the gym at that point in history). But even through my 17-ish y/o, freshly in love goggles I could see that he was/is unbelievably good looking. That was the first time a New England Boy’s “charms” would wash over me with a lasting impression (a draw that would be much to my detriment later in life, but I digress).
As if I haven’t quite literally dated myself with this post already, I’ll also tell you that he gave me his PAGER number. That’s right, pager number, “MARK 400-XX_XXX”, or however pager numbers were written. I don’t have it anymore because one of those lousy New England boys* threw it away many years later; took it right out of one of my girlie keepsake boxes and trashed it. But it is burned in my brain how he scribed, “Mark” on the back of that fitness center coupon (aww).
He also gave me tix or made a call (I can’t remember) whereby me (and my first true love [second only to one]) gained free entry to the “Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch” show, going on later that night at the Pan Am Center. We left early.
Mark was back at the gym the next day and stopped by in the daycare, where I was stationed to work that day. Again gorgeous, again sweet. I told him the show was great. He asked me why I didn’t page him at or after the show. I don’t remember how I answered.
So that is my Mark Wahlberg story. Does it hurt my eyes to look at his hotness now? Only slightly more than it hurts anyone else, and probably a little less than the girls who might have “paged” him that night.
One more for the road, BLAM-O!
Anyway, the reason for this longest lead-in ever is…
Variety reports that Mark Wahlberg and the equally gorgeous Denzel Washington are to be teamed for a new action/crime film “2 Guns”
Of course Denzel starred in the 2009 New Mexico film, “The Book of Eli“.
“2 Guns” will be a Universal Pictures collaboration with Emmet/Furla Films. Marc Platt will produce with Randall Emmett and George Furla. Baltasar Kormakur will direct from the screenplay by Blake Masters, based on Steven Grant’s graphic novel of the same name.
The film is slated for a 2013 release with shooting set to start in New Mexico and Louisiana in June of this year.
Synopsis and local casting deets to follow.
*Then I met Matt Damon and forgave & now love all N.E. Boys again (except Tom Brady and the aforementioned).