SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A remake of the “The Magnificent Seven” starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt will be filming throughout New Mexico.
New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis said Thursday that the production will employ at least 275 New Mexico crew members, nine New Mexico actors and around 60 local background talent.
Maniatis did not say when production would start or in what cities they would be shooting.
The movie, which will be released next year, also reunites Washington with his “Training Day” director, Antoine Fuqua, and co-star Ethan Hawke.
The feature is based on the 1960 film about seven outlaws who protect a small town from a band of murderous thieves.
That version starred Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen.
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