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Thank You and You’re Welcome!

Posted by on November 21, 2012 | Comments Off

When the backdrop is our glorious New Mexico vistas, the story is the compelling account of real-life heroes in battle, direction by Peter Berg, cast of Hollywood A-listers and actual Military Veterans, movie magic happens…New Mexico style!

Here for your viewing pleasure is a slue of set pics that have come in, from a very special stint that NMFilm “Lone Survivor” cast & crew spent on location at a New Mexico Air Force Base, on and around Veterans Day!

Cast members including Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Eric Bana, Ben Foster, Alexander Ludwig and Sammy Sheik have been in New Mexico since late September filming Peter Berg’s adaptation of the book by Marcus Luttrell.


Luttrell (pictured below with NM native, actor Jerry Angelo) literally wrote the book, Lone Survivor based on the 2005 Military Operation known as Operation Red Wings in which, “a four-man Navy SEAL team consisting of Lt. Michael Murphy, and petty officers Danny Dietz, Matthew Axelson and Marcus Luttrell departed for a reconnaissance mission high in the Hindu Kush Mountains near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. The team’s target was Ahmad Shah, a local terrorist leader with close ties to Bin Laden who led a group of insurgents referred to as the “Mountain Tigers”. Five days after insertion, Luttrell was the only SEAL to make it out alive.”

In June Luttrell is quoted as saying, “I want to make sure that the movie is true to the book. Most people get their information from movies and TV and don’t read so I want to make sure this movie is as realistic as possible.” – Luttrell to Blackfive.net

“Lone Survivor” is scheduled for release in early 2013…

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Lone Survivor Casting in NM

Posted by on July 29, 2012 | Comments Off

With the leading man cast in place, including Mark Wahlberg, Marcus Luttrell, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster and Emile Hirsch for Peter Berg’s film adaptation of the harrowing 2005 mission forged by Navy SEAL Team 10, known as “Operation Red Wings”, New Mexico film is at the ready.

The production is set to begin on Sept. 25. Along with the earlier call for Arabic speaking men, women and children, EG Casting is currently seeking middle Eastern and Hispanic males with full beards, as well as men of all races with arms training. To be considered register or update your photo and resume at www.egcasting.com.

Learn more about the history and the heroes behind the film here.

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Lone Survivor headed to The Lone Ranger State

Posted by on June 18, 2012 | One comment

Battleship director Peter Berg appears to be headed New Mexico way for Universal Pictures, Lone Survivor.

The film, adapted from Marcus Luttrell’s best selling book, is based on the failed June 28, 2005 mission “Operation Red Wing”, in which four members of SEAL Team 10, were tasked with the mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader, Admad Shad.

Reportedly saddled-up for a lead in this wartime drama, helmed by Berg is the star of the upcoming NM Production, 2 Guns, Mark Wahlberg, set to play Marcus Luttrell, the only member of his team to survive.

Taylor Kitsch of Friday Night Lights fame is slated to play Mike Murphy in the film.

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