LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - A new movie is being filmed right here in the Borderland from May 3-June 3. The movie is a border story called 'Wanted Man' that will feature the likes of Dolph Lundgren and Kelsey Grammer and Christina Villa who comes from El Paso. The movie is directed by Lundgren.
The description of the movie comes from a news release from the New Mexico Film Office:
“Wanted Man” is the story of an aging detective, Travis Johansen, whose violent policing methods have given the department a serious public relations problem. To save his job, he is sent to Mexico to extradite a female witness, and once there, he finds not only are his old opinions challenged, but that people on both sides of the border are now gunning for him and his witness.New Mexico Film Office
The film will include 40 New Mexico principal actors, and 200 background talent, and well as 60 members of the production crew, according to the release. From May 4-10, filming took place near Moongate Cafe outside of Las Cruces, which included the use of airsoft guns and Blank-Firing Only Simulators.
Villa was raised in El Paso. She attended Bel Air High School before attending UT Austin. After receiving her undergraduate degree, she returned to El Paso to work with the theatre program at EPCC, as well as other theatre organizations in the city. She then went to New York City to receive her MFA at the Actors Studio Drama School. Her full biography can be found here.