Jim Wilson to return to NM for '50 to 1' film

Aug 24, 2012

The producer of "Dances with Wolves," ''The Bodyguard" and "Wyatt Earp" will be in New Mexico this fall to work on a new independent feature film.

Jim Wilson will be producing and directing "50 to 1," the story of New Mexico's long-shot Kentucky Derby winner Mine that Bird. The gelding won the Derby in 2009 and went on to finish second in the Preakness and third in the Belmont that year.

Production will start in early September and run through October.

Wilson says the project will be hopscotching across the state. Locations include Las Cruces, Sunland Park, Edgewood, Albuquerque, Bernalillo and Santa Fe.

The New Mexico Film Office says the production will employ at least 100 New Mexico crewmembers, 30 actors and more than 550 extras.