"Hostiles" with Christian Bale to Film in New Mexico
New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announces the frontier epic, "Hostiles," will begin principal photography this month and continue through September in Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Abiquiu and Los Alamos.
The production will employ approximately 350 New Mexico crew members and approximately 10 New Mexico cast members and 950 background man days throughout the production.
"We are proud to be featured as a backdrop for 'Hostiles,' said Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess. "New Mexico's incentive program is definitely bringing the film industry to our State. It's great to be a part of it."
The feature is directed by Scott Cooper ("Black Mass," "Out of the Furnace," "Crazy Heart") and produced by John Lesher ("Black Mass," "Birdman," "Fury") and Ken Kao ("The Nice Guys").
Starring Christian Bale ("The Big Short," "American Hustle," "The Dark Knight"); Rosamund Pike ("Gone Girl," "A United Kingdom," "The World's End"), New Mexico Native American actor Wes Studi ("Avatar," "Heat," "Geronimo") and Native American actor Adam Beach ("Flags of Our Fathers," "Windtalkers" and "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee").
Set in 1892, "Hostiles" tells the story of a legendary Army captain (Christian Bale), who after stern resistance, begrudgingly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back to tribal lands. Making the harrowing and perilous journey from an isolated Army outpost in New Mexico to the grasslands of Montana, the former rivals encounter a young widow (Rosamund Pike) whose family was murdered on the plains. Together, they must join forces to overcome the punishing landscape and hostile Comanche tribes that they encounter along the way.