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Travolta, Hawke to film Western film in Santa Fe

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John Travolta will begin filming a new Western film in Santa Fe. (Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

John Travolta will begin filming a new Western film in Santa Fe. (Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

John Travlolta is coming back to New Mexico. So is Ethan Hawke.

The two stars will begin filming the Western, “In a Valley of Violence” this month.

The production will take place through the end of July.

Ethan Hawke is returning to New Mexico to film, "In a Valley of Violence" with John Travolta. (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Ethan Hawke is returning to New Mexico to film, “In a Valley of Violence” with John Travolta. (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

The film is the story of a drifter with nothing to lose and is seeking revenge on the thugs who killed his best friend. The film is set in the 1890s.

According to the New Mexico State Film Office, production will take place in Santa Fe and will employ 96 New Mexico crew members as well as 20 resident actors and background talent.

“Santa Fe is very excited to welcome β€˜In A Valley Of Violence.’ More than 100 people will be employed on this production which is more good news for this film friendly state,” said City of Santa Fe Mayor Javier M. Gonzales.

The film is being produced by Blumhouse Productions and is being directed by Ti West, who directed “The House of the Devil” and “The Innkeepers.”

Hawke was recently in New Mexico filming “Good Kill,” while Travolta filmed 2007′s “Wild Hogs” in the state.

The film also stars Karen Gillan, Taissa Farmiga, James Ransone and K. Harrison Sweeney.

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