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Michael Douglas on the set of the #NMFilm, The Reach

Posted by on September 18, 2013 | One comment

NMFilm The Reach-Michael Douglas pic

Michael Douglas sets the scene with this quick pic from the New Mexico set of his latest film, “The Reach”.

The star has been on location in the NM desert since last Friday, when the Farmington Daily Times reported that the production will be in the area for the next few months.

The Academy Award winning actor is playing Madec, an arrogant businessman and big game hunter in pursuit of his ultimate prize who hires a young guide, played by Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) to lead him into the American desert. After Madec shoots and kills an innocent man, a game of cat-and-mouse unfolds when the guide refuses to take part in a cover-up.

The film is based on Robb White’s 1972 novel Deathwatch.

The New Mexico production will employ 160 local crew members and 60 local actors and extras, according to the New Mexico Film Office.

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Michael Douglas Film Casting in New Mexico

Posted by on September 6, 2013 | Comments Off on Michael Douglas Film Casting in New Mexico

Michael Douglas NMfilm The Reached based on Death Watch novel

From the Farmington Daily Times — “The Reach” is reaching out for extras:

The independent movie, produced by actor Michael Douglas, will be filming in the Farmington and Shiprock areas.

The thriller, which also stars Douglas, is based on Robb White’s 1972 novel “Deathwatch.”

Douglas plays a big game hunter who hires a young guide to lead him into the American desert, where a murder occurs, according to the movie website IMDb.

French director Jean-Baptiste Leonetti is directing the movie.

Production on “The Reach” will begin this month and run through late October.

The production is looking for men, women and children of all ages to work as paid extras.

The casting call is from 1 to 5 p.m. today in the Four Corners Grand Ballroom at the Red Lion Hotel, 700 Scott Avenue in Farmington.

For those who cannot make it, email a current color photo to New Mexico Extras Casting Director Lorrie Latham at lorrie@ lathamcasting.com. Include the following information: height, weight, age, phone number, email and location of residence.

Tonya Stinson, executive director of the Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau, said Hollywood’s interest in the area continues to grow. More production companies are taking an interest because of the diverse landscape, she said.

And that, Stinson said, adds to the local economy, especially as film locations become tourist attractions, like the “Breaking Bad” tours that have developed in Albuquerque.

Filming of “The Reach” comes on the heels of other movies filmed in Farmington and Shiprock.

Two movies released this year — “The Host” and “The Lone Ranger — and “Transformers,” which was released in 2009, feature the Shiprock pinnacle.

Documentaries that have filmed recently in Farmington and San Juan County are “Rooted Lands” and “Split Estate.”

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