Richardson announced 07/10/2008 that a week's worth of filming for the moivie My One and Only, starring Renee Zellweger and Kevin Bacon, will happen in New Mexico. Specifically - this is the movie causing all the local buzz and storefront repainting.
From the press release:
My One and Only is a film about the childhood experiences of actor George Hamilton. The production will be shot in Albuquerque and Santa Fe in August and plans to employ approximately 90 local crew members and over 190 actors.
It's unclear from the release whether stars Zellwegger and Bacon will drop by for the filming in the Land of Enchantment but local sources claim both are already in residence at the Shaffer.From the NM Film office:
The feature film, My One and Only, starring Renee Zellweger, Kevin Bacon and Chris Noth. The production will shoot for one week in New Mexico.
My One and Only is a film about the childhood experiences of actor George Hamilton. The production will be shot in Albuquerque and Santa Fe in August and plans to employ approximately 90 local crew members and over 190 actors.Since Governor Richardson took office, over 100 major film and television projects have shot in New Mexico, adding over $1.8 billion dollars in economic impact.
Yet again, the proverbial red-haired child. To wit - "shot in Albuquerque and Santa Fe"
IMDB page on "My One and Only"
Zellweger plays Anne Deveraux, a glamorous dreamer who travels from city to city looking for a wealthy man to fund a new life for her and her sons. Noth plays a retired military doctor who might just fit the bill. Kevin plays Anne's philandering band leader ex-husband that she tries to leave behind.
The film is based on a true story that Hamilton shared with original producer Merv Griffin about his early life on the road with his mother and brother. Financed by Herrick Entertainment, whose Norton Herrick is producing with Aaron Ryder of Raygun Prods, "My One and Only" is the first film Herrick has financed. He made his money in construction projects and also co-owns a stable of racehorses. Filming began on June 9, 2008 in the Baltimore area.