New Mexico is getting another wave of heavy Hollywood hitters.
The film “Granite Mountain” will star Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jeff Bridges, Taylor Kitsch, James Badge Dale and Andie MacDowell.
“Granite Mountain” is based on the real-life Granite Mountain Hotshots, a firefighting squad that grew, against all odds, to become an elite group of wildland firefighters that courageously battled one of the worst wildfires in history — the Yarnell Hill Fire — to save an Arizona town.
The film will take an intimate look at the camaraderie of their daily lives, sacrifices and heroic moments.
According to the New Mexico Film Office, the film is being distributed by Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment.
The production will employ 190 New Mexico crew members, 40 New Mexico actors and about 1,300 New Mexico background talent.
Filming will take place in Santa Fe, Pajarito, White Rock, Nambe Pueblo, Los Alamos, Pecos and Las Vegas, N.M.
Production will also take place through early September and is slated to open on Sept. 22, 2017, according to the NM Film Office.
The film is being directed by Joseph Kosinski, who directed “Oblivion” and “Tron: Legacy.”