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ICYMI: Hemsworth to film ‘Horse Soldiers’ in NM

Chris Hemsworth will film his latest movie, "Horse Soldiers," in Albuquerque, Socorro and Alamogordo.  (Victoria Will/Invision/AP

Chris Hemsworth will film his latest movie, “Horse Soldiers,” in Albuquerque, Socorro and Alamogordo. (Victoria Will/Invision/AP

Chris Hemsworth is coming back to New Mexico.

The actor — who filmed the first “Thor” movie in NM — will begin to film “Horse Soldiers” beginning in December.

The New Mexico Film Office announced the project, which is being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Black Label Media.

Actor Michael Shannon will film "Horse Soldiers" in New Mexico. (Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Actor Michael Shannon will film “Horse Soldiers” in New Mexico. (Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Production will take place from December through February in Albuquerque, Socorro and Alamogordo.

“Horse Soldiers” is based on the book by Doug Stanton, with a screenplay by Ted Tally and Peter Craig, and tells a powerful true story of events which occurred in the aftermath of 9/11.

When a U.S. Special Forces team and their untested captain are sent to a rugged, mountainous region of Afghanistan, they must join forces with a Northern Alliance warlord to fight against overwhelming odds to drive out the Taliban.

“We are very happy to welcome “Horse Soldiers” to Alamogordo. This movie represents the true story of what elite American Special Forces teams are called to do for Freedom here and abroad. Alamogordoans are excited that our city was one of the location areas selected to film this epic story,” said Alamogordo Mayor Richard Boss in a release. “We look forward to being part of this creative endeavor.”

Michael Peña will star in "Horse Soldiers." (Chris Pizzello/AP)

Michael Peña will star in “Horse Soldiers.” (Chris Pizzello/AP)

“We greatly appreciate the efforts of all those who worked to bring ‘Horse Soldiers’ to Socorro. Local businesses and residents have already been contacted for services and support and Socorro will be happy to fill the needs of the production before, during and after their shoot,” said Socorro Mayor Ravi Bhasker.

Starring alongside Hemsworth is Michael Shannon, Michael Peña and Trevante Rhodes.

The film office said the production will employ over 250 New Mexico crew members, 50 New Mexico principal actors and approximately 2,000 New Mexico background talent.

It will be directed by Nicolai Fuglsig, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill. Chad Oman will executive produce.

Trevante Rhodes, who is currently starring on "Moonlight," will film "Horse Soldiers." (Brian Ach/Invision/AP)

Trevante Rhodes, who is currently starring on “Moonlight,” will film “Horse Soldiers.” (Brian Ach/Invision/AP)

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