SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new movie starring Christian Bale and Native American actors Wes Studi and Adam Beach will be filming in northern New Mexico through September.
The New Mexico Film Office announced Tuesday that principal photography for the frontier epic “Hostiles” will begin this month. Locations include Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Abiquiu and Los Alamos.
The film is set in 1892. It tells the story of a legendary Army captain played by Bale who ends up escorting a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family from a remote Army post back to tribal lands.
Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess says the region is proud to serve as a backdrop for the production.
Officials expect about 350 New Mexico crew members to be hired for the project, along with 10 New Mexico cast members.