Production on thriller Bad Hombres has begun in New Mexico

The John Stalberg Jr.-directed feature is shooting in New Mexico’s second-largest city. 

By Melissa Kasule 17 Feb 2022

Production on thriller Bad Hombres has begun in New Mexico
Tyrese Gibson. Credit: Getty Images Copyright: 2015 Getty Images

Crime-thriller, Bad Hombres, directed by John Stalberg Jr. and starring Tyrese Gibson (Furious 7), is underway in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

The feature, which also stars Paul Johansson and Hemky Madera, follows the story of two undocumented immigrants who take a simple job of digging a hole in the middle of nowhere. But when their two employers reveal themselves to be psychopathic criminals, surviving the night will become a more difficult job.

The production is expected to employ approximately 125 New Mexico crew members, 20 New Mexico principal actors, and 30 New Mexico background and extras.

“Las Cruces is quickly developing a reputation as the new film production hot spot in the state,” said Amber Dodson, director, New Mexico Film Office. “Toward the end of 2021, four major notable feature films selected Las Cruces because of the stunning locations, the professionalism of the local film office, a supportive film office and community, and the competitive film incentive that New Mexico offers - including an extra 5% for shooting in the uplift zone which includes Las Cruces. That trend is continuing in 2022 with two more feature films starting up now and more in the pipeline.”

Jonathan Sepp,  Las Cruces Film Office liaison, added: “Las Cruces offers a full-service film office, local government with pro-film leadership, and film-friendly communities that go the extra mile to accommodate productions. Add to that a nearby airport with direct flights to Los Angeles and great year-round weather that helps keep productions on schedule."

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