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‘Shot Caller’ to begin filming in NM with ‘GoT’ lead

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will star in "Shot Caller," set to film in New Mexico. (Courtesy of  Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will star in “Shot Caller,” set to film in New Mexico. (Courtesy of Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

SANTA FE, N.M. — A new film production is bringing a “Game of Thrones” actor to New Mexico.

Shot Caller” will star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. The production will begin on Tuesday, May 26, in both Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

The film will be directed by Ric Roman Waugh from his script. 

According to the New Mexico Film Office, the production will employ at least 90 New Mexico crew members, 30 New Mexico actors, 20 New Mexico stunt performers and approximately 900 local New Mexico background talent. 

The thriller follows a newly released prison gangster, played by Coster-Waldau, who is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California. 

 The film will also star Lake Bell, Omari Hardwick, Jon Berthnal, Benjamin Bratt, Emory Cohen, Juan Pablo Raba, Evan Jones and Jeffrey Donovan.

Relativity Studios will distribute “Shot Caller” in the United States.

The film is currently looking for all ethnicities, especially African Americans, between 20-60 years of age, to fill the roles of police officers, prison guards, executives, prison inmates, lawyers, punk rockers, skinheads, body builders and administrative staff. The film is looking for approximately 900+ extras. If you have tattoos please include photos of them. If you are interested and available please send a recent photo and telephone number to