The production will employ approximately 60 New Mexico crew members, 20 principals and 350 background talent.
New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today the feature production Persecuted, an original political drama by New Mexico Writer/Director Daniel Lusko. Producing with Lusko are Oscar-winning producer Gray Frederickson (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now), and New Mexico Line Producer Brent Morris (Monster, Frank).
Starring award-winning actor James Remar(X-Men: First Class, Dexter, Django: Unchained) and Oscar-nominated actor Bruce Davison (X-Men,Lost, Castle). Other cast includes New Mexico's Dean Stockwell (Air Force One, The Manchurian Candidate), Fred Thompson (Law & Order, Die Hard 2), Raoul Trujillo (Apocalypto, The New World) and Grammy-nominated singer Natalie Grant.
Production will begin mid-July and end early August in Albuquerque. The production will employ approximately 60 New Mexico crew members, 20 principals and 350 background talent.
"This is a real New Mexico movie, made by New Mexicans from the ground up," states Director Daniel Lusko.
Persecuted is the story of a contemporary evangelist John Luther (Remar) who is framed for murder by Senator Donald Harrison (Davison) and his allies. Suddenly, Luther's once normal life is turned upside down as he becomes a fugitive vowing to expose those responsible, a mission that brings him face-to-face with a coming storm of persecution.
From a New Mexico Film Office press release...