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FM Outage 10/07/2022

"Granite Mountain" to Film in New Mexico


  Santa Fe, NM - New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today the feature film "Granite Mountain," previously known as "No Exit," to start production in New Mexico on June 13, 2016. The film is being distributed worldwide, including North America, by Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment label.

The film stars Academy Award® nominee Josh Brolin ("Sicario," "No Country for Old Men"), Miles Teller ("Whiplash," "Spectacular Now"), Jennifer Connelly ("A Beautiful Mind," "Shelter"), Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges ("Crazy Heart," "True Grit"), Taylor Kitsch ("Lone Survivor," "Friday Night Lights"), James Badge Dale ("The Departed," "World War Z") and Andie MacDowell ("Magic Mike XXL," "Sex, Lies, and Videotape).

"Granite Mountain" will be directed by Joseph Kosinski ("Oblivion," "TRON: Legacy") from a script by Ken Nolan ("Black Hawk Down," "Transformers: The Last Knight") and Eric Warren Singer ("American Hustle," "Splinter Cell").

The film will be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura ("Transformers," "Deepwater Horizon"); Michael Menchel ("Ain't Them Bodies Saints," "One Chance"); Erik Howsam ("Shooter," "G.I .Joe: Retaliation"); Black Label Media's Molly Smith ("Sicario," "The Blind Side"), Trent Luckinbill ("Sicario," "Rebel in the Rye"), and Thad Luckinbill ("Sicario," "Rebel in the Rye"); and Conde Nast Entertainment's Jeremy Steckler ("Black Swan," "Juno") and Dawn Ostroff ("The First Monday in May," "The New Yorker Presents"); along with executive producer Ellen H. Schwartz ("Miss Congeniality," "Pretty Woman").

Key members of the production team include Academy Award®-winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda ("Life of Pi," "Oblivion"), production designer Kevin Kavanaugh ("The Dark Knight," "The Dark Knight Rises"), costume designer Louise Mingenbach ("The Usual Suspects," "X-Men: Days of Future Past"), editor Billy Fox ("Straight Outta Compton," "Four Brothers"), and casting director Ronna Kress ("Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," "Mad Max: Fury Road").

Based on the real-life Granite Mountain Hotshots, a local municipal firefighting squad that grew, against all odds, to become an elite group of wildland firefighters that courageously battled one of the worst wildfires in history, the Yarnell Hill Fire, to save an Arizona town. This story of brotherhood and camaraderie gives an intimate look into their everyday lives, personal sacrifices and most heroic moments.

"Granite Mountain," which is the production's working title, will employ 190 New Mexico crew members, 40 New Mexico actors, and approximately 1,300 New Mexico background talent. Filming will take place in Santa Fe, Pajarito, White Rock, Nambe Pueblo, Los Alamos, Las Vegas, and Pecos, from mid-June to early September.

The film will open in theatres on September 22, 2017.