#NMFILM Office Announces "Running With The Devil" to begin production in New Mexico • I am New Mexico

#NMFILM Office Announces “Running With The Devil” to begin production in New Mexico

The New Mexico Film Office Announces “Running With The Devil” to begin production in New Mexico

Santa Fe, N.M. – New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that “Running with the Devil,” will begin production in New Mexico. “Running with the Devil is produced by Michael Mendelsohn/Patriot Pictures (“Cut Throat City,” “Hangman,” “Zeroville,” “USS Indianapolis,” “I Am Wrath,” “Lord of War,” “Air Force One,” “The Matrix,” and “Reservoir Dogs”) and Jim Steele, with Mike Nilon, Etchie Stroh, and Natalie Perrotta as Executive Producers. Carlos Osorio and Juan Diego Villegas are Co-Producers. Juan Pablo Solano is a Co-Producer and Line Producer. Kristopher Wynne is a Line Producer. Production will begin mid-March through the end of March in Albuquerque.

The film will employ approximately 90 New Mexico crew members, 30 New Mexico actors and stunt performers including Keith Jardine (“Jurassic World,” “Inherent Vice,” “John Wick,” “Logan,” “Transcendence”), Sarah Minnich (“Better Caul Saul,” “Waco,” “Godless”), Luce Rains (“Hostiles,” “Transcendence”, “No Country for Old Men,” “3:10 to Yuma”), and Marie Wagenman (“Godless”), and 150 New Mexico background talent.

“We’re proud to welcome another exciting production to New Mexico,” said New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis. “New Mexico’s diverse and beautiful landscapes, our depth of talent and infrastructure, and our powerful film incentives make our state a perfect fit for productions of all genres.”

Starring Nicolas Cage (“Leaving Las Vegas,” “Face/Off,” “National Treasure,” “Gone in 60 Seconds”), Laurence Fishburne (“John Wick Chapter 2,” “The Matrix” and sequels, “Passengers,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” “Batman V Superman,” “Mystic River”), Leslie Bibb (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2,” “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby”), Barry Pepper (Emmy Award Winner for “The Kennedys,” “Maze Runner” franchise, “The Lone Ranger,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “True Grit”) Adam Goldberg (“Fargo,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “The Prophecy”), Clifton Collins Jr. (“Traffic,” “Capote,” “Westworld”), Cole Hauser (Independent Spirit Award winner for “Tigerland,” “Olympus has Fallen,” “The Chronicles of Riddick,” “2 Fast 2 Furious,” “Dazed and Confused,” “Good Will Hunting”), and Peter Facinelli (“Twilight” franchise, “Nurse Jackie,” “The Scorpion King,” “Supergirl”).

Written and directed by Jason Cabell (a highly decorated Navy Seal Combat Veteran), “Running With The Devil” draws on Jason Cabell’s real-life Navy Seal experiences when assigned to work with the DEA in Colombia’s coca drug fields.

“I’m humbled and honored to bring this timely story to life with such an amazing ensemble. From the battlefields of Iraq to here has been a surreal path following the American dream,” writer/director Jason Cabell stated.

“We are thrilled to have such a talented cast in RUNNING WITH THE DEVIL,” said Financier/Producer Michael Mendelsohn. “With Jason Cabell at the helm, this suspenseful film will captivate audiences with both its performances and riveting story line. Hold on to the edges of your seats!”

“The New Mexico Film Director Nick Maniatis, Leslie Fleming-Mitchell, and their team, along with Ann Lerner from the Albuquerque Film Office have been extremely helpful in production logistics in New Mexico,” said producer Jim Steele. We are grateful to the local cast and crew and excited to be working in Albuquerque and the surrounding areas.”

“Writer/director Jason Cabell and Michael Mendelsohn/Patriot Pictures have assembled a rock star cast of actors led by Nicolas Cage, Leslie Bibb, and Barry Pepper for a fast-moving, super-intriguing story that looks at the behind the scenes of drug trafficking,” said Etchie Stroh. “Only a 21-year Navy Seal Veteran working in Colombia could craft such a brilliant script. I am excited to be Executive Producing and selling this film internationally.”


Visit the New Mexico Film Office online at nmfilm.com 

As the Chairman/CEO of Patriot Pictures, LLC, and Union Patriot Capital Management, LLC. Mr. Mendelsohn currently manages a film-financing fund of over $500 million specializing in project finance and film acquisition in the entertainment industry. Patriot Pictures recently developed, financed, and produced CUT THROAT CITY directed by The RZA (Wu Tang Clan) starring Terrence Howard, Wesley Snipes, Eiza González, T.I., Demetrius Shipp Jr., and Shameik Moore. HANGMAN starring Al Pacino, Karl Urban, and Brittany Snow; VENGEANCE: A LOVE STORY starring Nicolas Cage and Don Johnson; ZEROVILLE starring James Franco, Seth Rogan, Will Ferrell, Megan Fox, and Danny McBride; MY NAME IS LENNY starring Josh Helman and current UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Lisping, KINKY starring Vivica A. Fox, Robert Ri’chard, Gary Dourdan, and Dawn Richard, CHOCOLATE CITY: VEGAS STRIP starring Robert Ri’chard, Mekhi Phifer, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Jai White, Genuine, and Mel B; USS INDIANAPOLIS starring Nicolas Cage; I AM WRATHstarring John Travolta and directed by Chuck Russell (“The Mask”); CHOCOLATE CITY starring Robert Ri’chard, Tyson Beckford, Vivica A. Fox, and Michael Jai White; and WILD HORSES starring Robert Duvall, James Franco, Josh Hartnett, and directed by Robert Duvall.

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