SANTA FE - New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today the independent film The Reach will begin production in Farmington and Shiprock mid-September through late October.
The production will employ 160 New Mexico crew members and 60 New Mexico actors and extras.
Produced by Michael Douglas (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Romancing the Stone, Face-Off) and Robert Mitas of Furthur Films. Directed by Jean-Baptiste Leonetti (Carre Blanc), The Reach, is written by Stephen Susco (The Grudge, Texas Chainsaw 3-D). Susco will also serve as executive producer alongside Philip Elway (Gambit, Let Me In).
Starring Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra, Last Vegas), Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, The Railway Man), Hanna Mangan-Lawrence (X: Night of Vengeance, Bed of Roses) and Ronny Cox (RoboCop, Total Recall), The Reach is based on the popular 1973 Edgar Award-winning young adult novel Deathwatch by Robb White.