Clifton Bloomfield had already killed 2 when he got a part in N.M.-filmed ‘Felon,’ KRQE reports.
Clifton Bloomfield, who is serving 195 years at an out-of-state prison after pleading guilty to murdering five people in four separate crimes, was in between killings when he got a part playing a convict in a violent prison drama filmed in New Mexico, KRQE News 13 reported.
Bloomfield was out on probation in November 2007 when he showed up for an open casting call for “Felon,” a Sony Pictures film starring Val Kilmer and Steven Dorff that was filmed in part at Penitentiary of New Mexico, News 13 said.
According to KRQE, when Bloomfield got the small part he already had killed two people and was a month away from a killing spree that included an elderly Korean couple in northeast Albuquerque in December 2007, then the mistaken-identity killing of 38-year-old Scott Pierce in June 2008, the station reported.
In the casting call for “Felon,” Bloomfield said he was an actor who had previously worked in “To Live and Die,” which was filmed in Albuquerque, and in the cable TV hit “Breaking Bad,” which was produced in Albuquerque Studios, News 13 said.
“We’re expecting actors to come to our casting calls,” casting director David Cordova told KRQE. “I’m not expecting the real thing to come through … I don’t think anybody else was actually aware that we had cast a mass murderer on the film.”