Mountain Mail reports
Socorro County will again be one of the settings in an upcoming major motion picture, but the setting will not be the very Large Array, used for “Contact,” and “2010.”
A portion of the movie, “This Must Be The Place,” is being filmed in tiny Bingham, west of San Antonio, beginning this week.
According to a press release from the Governor’s office, the film stars Academy Award winners Sean Penn and Frances McDormand, and is being directed by Paolo Sorrentino. Other cast members include Judd Hirsch, Harry Dean Stanton, David Byrne, and Joyce Van Patten.
“A gripping examination of a man on the precipice of obsession,” the production will shoot in New Mexico through next week, and is also being filming in Ireland, Michigan, New York and Italy.
“This Must Be The Place” is the story of Cheyenne, a wealthy former rock star (Penn), now bored and jaded in his retirement in Dublin, who travels to New York in the hope of being reconciled with his estranged father during his final hours, only to arrive too late. After 30 years, it is only now in death that he learns the true extent of his father’s humiliation in Auschwitz at the hands of former SS Officer Aloise Lange – an event he is determined to avenge. Lange is now hiding out in the US and so begins the life altering journey across the heartland of America to track down and confront his father’s nemesis. As his quest unfolds, Cheyenne is reawakened by the people he encounters and his journey is transformed into one of reconciliation and self discovery. As his date with destiny arrives and he tracks down Lange, Cheyenne must finally decide if its redemption he seeks, or revenge.
The production company will also film scenes in Carrizozo, Alamogordo, Red River, Eagle Nest and Questa.
Release date is targeted for Spring 2010.