Nicolas Cage and Laurence Fishburne are teaming up again for a new film – and it's being partly shot in New Mexico.
The two actors have worked together on three previous projects and again will work on the announced “Running With the Devil.”
The production will take place through the end of March in Albuquerque.
“We're proud to welcome another exciting production to New Mexico,” said state Film Office Director Nick Maniatis. “New Mexico's diverse and beautiful landscapes, our depth of talent and infrastructure, and our powerful film incentives make our state a perfect fit for productions of all genres.”
“Running With the Devil” is written and directed by Jason Cabell, a former Navy SEAL.
The film also stars Leslie Bibb, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Clifton Collins Jr., Cole Hauser and Peter Facinelli.
Cabell wrote the script based on his real-life experiences working with the Drug Enforcement Administration in Colombia.
According to Internet Movie Database, the story follows a cocaine shipment as it travels throughout North America, from Mexico, through the United States to Canada.
After the sensitive package is compromised, a cartel leader known as The Boss, played by Pepper, orders The Cook, played by Cage, and another master drug trafficker, The Man, played by Fishburne, to audit the company's supply chain and find where the error occurred.
According to the state Film Office, the film will employ approximately 90 New Mexico crew members, 30 New Mexico actors and stunt performers, and 150 New Mexico background talent.
Some of the local actors will be Keith Jardine, Sarah Minnich, Luce Rain and Marie Wagenman.
“I'm humbled and honored to bring this timely story to life with such an amazing ensemble,” Cabell said in a statement. “From the battlefields of Iraq to here has been a surreal path following the American dream.”