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New Mexico Film Office Announces “LaRoy” to Begin Filming in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. - New Mexico State Film Office Director Amber Dodson announced today that the feature film, “LaRoy,” will begin principal photography in late August, in and around Albuquerque.

Directed by Shane Atkinson and produced by Caddy Vanasirikul (“The Stand-In”), Sébastien Aubert (“The Strange Ones”), and Jérémie Guiraud, “LaRoy” is the story of a man named Ray who discovers his wife is cheating on him and decides to kill himself. Before he can pull the trigger, he is mistaken for a low-rent hired killer. Desperate for a little respect, and with nothing else to live for, Ray decides to take the job—and soon begins to question whether he made the right choice.

“LaRoy” stars John Magaro (“First Cow,” “The Umbrella Academy”) and Steve Zahn (“The White Lotus,” “Dallas Buyers Club”).

“We are thrilled to have John Magaro and Steve Zahn play these characters that will highlight the full range and versatility of their talent," Aubert said.

"Shane’s original and singular vision, combined with our amazing cast and beautiful New Mexico scenery, will make this film a fun and wild ride for the audience.”

The production will employ approximately 30 New Mexico crew members, 24 New Mexico principal actors, and approximately 70 New Mexico background talent.

For more information, contact Daniel Cummings


Year: 2022

Project Type: Feature Film

Status: Premiered

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Producer: Caddy Vanasirikul, Sébastien Aubert, Jérémie Guiraud

Director: Shane Atkinson

Cast: John Magaro, Steve Zahn

  • Albuquerque