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Western ‘Hyde Park’ to begin filming in Santa Fe this month

Australian actor Luke Arnold will begin filming "Hyde Park" in New Mexico. (Courtesy Mary Rozzi)

Australian actor Luke Arnold will begin filming “Hyde Park” in New Mexico. (Courtesy Mary Rozzi)

A new Western is about to film in Santa Fe.

The project, “Hyde Park,” will begin filming this month through mid-April, according to the New Mexico Film Office.

“Hyde Park” is the true story of a recently widowed lawman who befriends a boy dying of tuberculosis and a madam of the local brothel while their town is being politically and violently overtaken by a gang of reckless cattlemen from Texas.

The production will employ approximately 16 New Mexico crew members and 50 New Mexico background talent.

The film stars “Black Sails” alum Luke Arnold.

“Since 1898, New Mexico has had a strong history of producing iconic stories of the American West,” said New Mexico State Film Office Director Nick Maniatis. “We are happy to welcome ‘Hyde Park’ and their contribution to the genre – New Mexico, as always, will give them the best locations in the country to tell their story.”

Also starring is M.C. Gainey, Viva Bianca, Quinn Lord, C. Thomas Howell, Aly Mang and Richard Riehle.

The feature is directed by Nicholas Barton and produced by Derin Dopps.

“We are really excited to be able to work with the talented artists in this state. The film industry is competitive here and there is a real desire to foster the development of motion picture projects from the government on down to the local vendor,” said Dopps. “Besides, what could be a more beautiful backdrop for a classic Western, than the rugged natural landscapes of New Mexico?”

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