Farmington — "The Reach" is reaching out for extras.
The independent movie, produced by actor Michael Douglas, will be filming in the Farmington and Shiprock areas.
The thriller, which also stars Douglas, is based on Robb White's 1972 novel "Deathwatch."
Douglas plays a big game hunter who hires a young guide to lead him into the American desert, where a murder occurs, according to the movie website IMDb.
French director Jean-Baptiste Leonetti is directing the movie.
Production on "The Reach" will begin this month and run through late October.
The production is looking for men, women and children of all ages to work as paid extras.
The casting call is from 1 to 5 p.m. today in the Four Corners Grand Ballroom at the Red Lion Hotel, 700 Scott Ave. in Farmington.
For those who cannot make it, email a current color photograph to New Mexico Extras Casting Director Lorrie Latham at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the following information: height, weight, age, phone number, email and location of residence.
Tonya Stinson, executive director of the Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau, said Hollywood's interest in the area continues to grow. More production companies are taking an interest because of the diverse landscape, she said.
And that, Stinson said, adds to the local economy, especially as film locations become tourist attractions, like the "Breaking Bad" tours that have developed in Albuquerque.
Filming of "The Reach" comes on the heels of other movies filmed in Farmington and Shiprock.
Two movies released this year -- "The Host" and "The Lone Ranger -- and "Transformers," which was released in 2009, feature the Shiprock pinnacle.
Documentaries that have filmed recently in Farmington and San Juan County are "Rooted Lands" and "Split Estate."Noel Lyn Smith covers the Navajo Nation for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4636 and email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @nsmithdt on Twitter.