SANTA FE -New Mexico Film Office director Nick Maniatis announced today “FRANK”, starring Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, Shame), Domhnall Gleeson (Anna Karenina, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II) and Maggie Gyllenhaal (Dark Knight, Crazy Heart) will be filmed in and around Albuquerque, Zia Pueblo, Estancia and Socorro County.
The production will employ at least one hundred (100) New Mexico crewmembers and five hundred (500) New Mexico background talent. Twenty (20) New Mexico principal actors include locals Lauren Poole (Lemonade Mouth) of Santa Fe and Kevin Wiggins (Breaking Bad, Love Ranch) of Albuquerque.
Directed by Leonard Abrahamson (What Richard Did, Adam and Paul) and Produced by David Barron (Harry Potter) and Ed Guiney (The Guard, The Wind that Shakes the Barley). Executive Producers are Tessa Ross, Katherine Butler, Andrew Lowe and Peter Touche. The film was developed by Film4 and is being financed by Film4, the BFI, The Irish Film Board and Sandia Media. Protagonist Pictures are handling international sales and Artificial Eye will distribute in the UK.
“FRANK” is a comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Gleeson), who discovers he’s bitten off more than he can chew when he joins a band of eccentric pop musicians led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Fassbender).