Michael Douglas to Film ‘The Reach’ in New Mexico

Jeremy Irvine and Hanna Mangan-Lawrence to co-star

Date September 10, 2013 at 11:11 AM

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Publication SantaFe.com

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Independent film "The Reach" will begin production in Farmington and Shiprock mid-September through late October, New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced Tuesday.

The production will employ 160 New Mexico crew members and 60 New Mexico actors and extras.

The film will be produced by Michael Douglas ("One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Romancing the Stone," "Face-Off") and Robert Mitas of Furthur Films; and directed by Jean-Baptiste Leonetti ("Carre Blanc"). The Reach, is written by Stephen Susco ("The Grudge," "Texas Chainsaw 3-D"). Susco will also serve as executive producer alongside Philip Elway ("Gambit," "Let Me In").

Starring Michael Douglas ("Behind the Candelabra," "Last Vegas"), Jeremy Irvine ("War Horse," "The Railway Man"), Hanna Mangan-Lawrence ("X: Night of Vengeance," "Bed of Roses") and Ronny Cox ("RoboCop," "Total Recall"), The Reach is based on the popular 1973 Edgar Award-winning young adult novel "Deathwatch" by Robb White.

From a NM Film Office news release.