Western film Rust, starring and produced by Alec Baldwin, is set to shoot in New Mexico, from early next month.
Vikings and Raised By Wolves star Travis Fimmel, Brady Noon and Frances Fisher, have also joined Baldwin on the cast of the film from writer-director Joel Souza about outlaw Harland Rust (Baldwin) who breaks his teenage son out of prison after the youngster is convicted of accidental murder. The pair go on the run and are chased by legendary U.S. Marshal Wood Helm and bounty hunter Fenton “Preacher” Lang. Souza and Baldwin created the story.
Baldwin is producing under his El Dorado Pictures with Matt DelPiano of Cavalry Media, Ryan Donnell Smith of Thomasville Pictures, Anjul Nigam of Brittany House Pictures and Ryan Winterstern and Nathan Klingher of Short Porch Pictures.
Allen Cheney, Emily Hunter Salveson and Christopher M.B. Sharp and Jennifer E. Lamb serve as executive producers. Hunter Salveson and Donnell Smith’s Streamline Global are co-financing Rust and CAA Media Finance handles US rights.
New Mexico is a popular international filming hub, with its profile having been further raised when Netflix opened its first US production hub in the state. It has several studio facilities, including Albuquerque Studios, and its terrain lends itself to doubling for western-style locales.
Walter Hill's western Dead for a Dollar, starring Willem Dafoe and Christoph Waltz, has just started filming in the state. Last autumn, it hosted production on Idris Elba western The Harder They Fall, one of the first major productions to return to filming in New Mexico following the Covid shutdown.