Chris Hemsworth to film war drama Horse Soldiers in New Mexico
Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon are heading to New Mexico to film Afghanistan war drama Horse Soldiers, with filming to run from early December until mid-February 2017.
The feature centres on a team of US special forces and their captain who are sent to a remote region of Afghanistan to drive out the Taliban following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Michael Pena and Trevante Rhodes also star,
Nicolai Fuglsig directs from a screenplay by Peter Craig and Ted Tally; the film comes from Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Black Label Media.
New Mexico is a thriving production hub – with a 25% tax incentive on offer it has recently attracted high-profile projects such as Sicario sequel Soldado, the TV version of Get Shorty and Midnight,Texas.
The southwestern state also offers filmmakers a wide range of stunning physical locations, from snow-capped mountains to the dry salt flats near the Mexican border.
Horse Soldiers will film in and around Albuquerque, Socorro and Alamogordo, sourcing around 240 local crew members as well as actors and extras from the area.
Albuquerque mayor Richard J Berry said of the news: "We are thrilled to welcome "Horse Soldiers" to film in our city. The film industry provides high-paying, creative jobs to our citizens and many businesses are affected positively by the filming here in Albuquerque.”
For more on filming in New Mexico, head over to our production guide.
Chris Hemsworth photo via Getty Images/WireImage/Jeffrey Mayer.