The Glass Castle wraps New Mexico filming
Social drama The Glass Castle has wrapped a short spell of location filming in New Mexico in the south-west US.
The film stars Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson and is based on a memoir by author Jeanette Walls recounting her poverty-stricken upbringing and the unconventional family life she experienced while growing up.
Walls’ story moves between California, West Virginia, Arizona and Nevada. Production on the film has been based in Montreal and West Virginia, while New Mexico doubled for California.
New Mexico got a $100m production spending boost in the last financial year hosting more than 60 films and TV shows.
Christian Bale’s new Western movie Hostiles is currently filming in and around Santa Fe and Hugh Jackman’s latest – and reportedly last – Wolverine adventure is shooting in Albuquerque.
New Mexico remains the main production hub in the south-west US for big-budget films and TV shows, although a shift could be on the horizon.
Last week California awarded an $18m incentive payment to Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, which will see Ava DuVernay direct Oprah Winfrey in the biggest production to come to the west coast in years. The state will be aiming to build on this success to bring more big-budget shoots back to Los Angeles and the surrounding area.
For more on filming in New Mexico see our production guide.
Editor's note (10/8/16) - This article has been amended. The original version incorrectly stated that Brie Larson was present for the New Mexico leg of the shoot and speculated that New Mexico doubled for Arizona and Nevada.