ICYMI: This is how you do it…Valencia County style. As we told you here the Valencia County News-Bulletin and county officials are wowing us with their attention to and coverage of the upcoming comeback flick of one Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Last Stand.
It does my movie loving, New Mexican heart good to see my hometown paper publicize our state film action and it almost brings a smile to my gnarly grimacing face to see Belen Mayor Rudy Jaramillo, the Belen City Council and city employees come out to show support for the production which is providing a boost to the local economy and a buzz all over the world for NM.
Publicist for The Last Stand, Sheryl Main tells the paper that she invited Governor Susana Martinez to the set to see the benefits of filming in New Mexico, but did not get any response.
Read the full recap of the set visit here.
Das Auto guy, aka most grotesque use of a wood chipper on film guy is set to be muy peligroso in the New Mexico action/western Film “The Last Stand”.
Peter Stormare is no stranger to the villain’s seat, known for his roles in Fargo, The Big Lebowski, Minority Report and Armageddon, where even if he isn’t playing THE Bad Guy he’s freaking unnerving at every turn!
Variety reports Stormare, “would play Burrell, a war vet who is commissioned by the main villain to lead an eight-man crew and take out the sheriff and his team.”
Ji-woon Kim will direct Schwarzenegger, Stormare and Austin all recently announced to star in this, the film career comeback vehicle for Schwarzenegger – in which he’ll play the small town sheriff taking on a powerful drug cartel.
The location casting director on this project is the esteemed Jo Edna Boldin (True Grit, No Country For Old Men, Sunshine Cleaning, Terminator Salvation, +++).
Local extras/background casting and crew details expected soon for the “The Last Stand”, set to begin production in Valencia county next month for a January 2013 release!
As we told you here back in May the “Governator” had his acting comeback sights set on us, the state where he made Twins in our capital city and surrounding back in the 1980s (a simpler, less scandalous time).
First on the itinerary for Schwarzenegger’s return to film was a movie titled Cry Macho, a drama with a plot eerily similar to the escándalo recently surrounding the actor turned politician, turned paternally-outed philanderer, scheduled to shoot here before a big fat pause was put on any thespian ambitions the retiring Governor had his eyes on.
Well from married to divorced and from drama to western, it turns out Schwarzenegger WILL BE BACK in front of the camera here in NM. Production on The Last Stand is scheduled to begin as early as next month. This time out Arnold will take the reins of his movie comeback down Valencia County way!
A studio executive says of the film, “It’s an old-fashioned Western specifically designed for a 63-year-old broken-down guy with a moral decision whether Arnold decides to stand up for his town.” via WMAL
All the world is a forgiving stage and as sure as life does go on, film will continue to ROLL. So by all means roll on into NM!
The Valencia County News-Bulletin today released their full report on the production including more plot details and most importantly the fiscal impact the production can lend to the shooting locale – read their full story here.
Any cast/crew info. on this project will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
A dear OneHeadlightInk reader wrote up asking what-in-the-set-signs is filming down south Valencia way…
The film may not as of yesterday been all up in my old prestigious 2×2 mi. digs of beautiful Bosque Farms, à la that unsung Seth Rogen classic Observe and Report, but the GAM signs that have gone so far as Northern N. Mex to smack betwixt Bern Co. & Rio Rancho have turned-up Los Chavez style.
If this post is feeling even less sensical and more cryptic than usual that is because A.) I don’t really know what I’m talking about and B.) Because even if speculation on the part of any of our readers or myself may be correct, we’re not in the practice of real-time dish.
However I will expound further…as I almost always do…that if that sexy Latina Diva Cameron Diaz is down south she’d be remiss not to hit-up Benny’s Mexican Kitchen, stop & shop at the local GameStop where Taylor, the sweetest gamerboy/salesman ever is good for great advice and an adorbs chat-up…maybe he’ll take or at least direct her to his girl’s Jerky Shop…where a certain sessy “Jesse” has been known to partake…
And that’s just what I’d have to say if Cameron Diaz is NOW FILMING in New Mexico!