- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 9, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Shooting for an intergalactic love story is to begin at Spaceport America.

The New Mexico Film Office says production of STX Entertainment’s “The Space Between Us” begins Sept. 16 the commercial spaceport located north of Las Cruces and continues through early November in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Truth or Consequences.

Directed by Peter Chelsom and produced by Richard B. Lewis, the film features Gary Oldham, Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino, Britt Robertson, BD Wong and Janet Montgomery.

In a statement released by the Film Office, Oren Aviv of STX Entertainment’s motion picture group said a diverse array of New Mexico landscapes lend authenticity to technical elements of space travel.

The office said the production will employ at least 100 New Mexico crew members and approximately 30 New Mexico principal actors.

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