Friday, September 7, 2007

Charlize Theron & Catherine Keener

Are among the small horde of great actors who'll be working in New Mexico these next few weeks.

Catherine Keener and Steve Coogan to Shoot Hamlet 2 in New Mexico
Eric Eisner, the son of Disney magnate Michael Eisner… is stepping up his involvement in the movie business.

Variety report that he has just launched a new production shingle titled L & E Productions and has quickly started work on Hamlet 2, a movie revolving around a drama teacher who decides to write a sequel to William Shakespeare’s Hamlet to save his school play.

Steve Coogan and Catherine Keener have both singed on the movie, the former likely to be the teacher. Nancy Drew director Andrew Fleming will helm from a script he co-wrote with Team America co-scribe Pam Brady with shooting set to begin on Sept. 17th in New Mexico.

Hamlet 2 will be one of three movies the production company want to make every year, budgeted at around the $5-25 million range. This movie is set to be budgeted at around the $10 million mark.

Charlize Theron Returns to NM for Third Film

Charlize Theron is returning to the state to film "The Burning Plain," according to Gov. Bill Richardson's office.

Theron has starred in two previous films here: "North Country," for which she was nominated for an Academy Award, and "In the Valley of Elah," due for release in September.

The film will shoot in and around Las Cruces from November 5 through December 21 and expects to hire about 75 New Mexico crew members and 800 local principal actors and background talent.

The film explores the mysterious connection among several characters, including a teenager in Mexico, a woman in Oregon who undergoes an emotional odyssey, a pair of secret lovers and a young girl helping her parents find redemption.

And... lots of other good info in this article

1 comment:

e said...

The Las Cruces Style blog has the scoop on auditions and info for the Burning Plain. Visit them at:

What: Open call for supporting roles in “The Burning Plain”
Needed: Hispanic men, ages 18 to 22; Hispanic girls, ages 11-13 (must speak fluent Spanish and English); white girls and boys, ages 8 to 15
When: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: 304 Washington St. S.E,, Nob Hill Center in Albuquerque, between Zuni Road and Central Avenue.
Note: All participants must be available to read on Saturday afternoon and must be available to shoot in the Las Cruces area Nov. 4 through Dec. 18.

Las Cruces casting calls
Open casting calls for both adult and children will be scheduled in Las Cruces soon, probably in late September. Casting directors will announce dates and places when arrangements are finalized.