Jan 29, 2013 12:21 PM by Faye DeHoff
TUCSON - Filming is underway at Old Tucson's Mescal set for a new movie.
'Hot Bath an' a Stiff Drink' will also be shot at the Old Tucson studios. Filming is expected to go through mid-February. Guests are welcome to visit Old Tucson during the shoot. Additional locations included in the film are Colossal Cave, Golder Ranch and Tucson Mountain Park.
The full-length feature is directed by Matthew Gratzner and produced by Jeffrey Patterson, William Shockley and co-produced by Dustin Rikert. Over 75 Southern Arizona residents have been cast with speaking parts and as extras.
The primary cast includes Grainger Hines, who appeared in "Hell on Wheels' and 'Lincoln'; Ronnie Blevins from 'Dark Knight Rises' and 'Joe'; along with Rex Linn-'CSI Miami' and 'Django Unchained'. Also Mirelly Taylor, Tanya Clarke, Jim Cody Williams and Don Frye.
'Hot Bath an' a Stiff Drink' is a thrilling, tasteful, PG-13 rated classic western film. Co-producer Jeffrey Patterson says the film, which pays homage to the early masters of the genre, will be not just recognized, but celebrated.
"We scouted all over New Mexico and Arizona and there's only one place I considered filming 'Hot Bath an' a Stiff Drink', and that was Old Tucson and Mescal. The rich history and amazing locations that Old Tucson and Mescal offer are beyond compare and I am thrilled to be a part of this great western filmmaking tradition," Patterson stated.
Director Matthew Gratzner is co-founder and creative supervisor of New Deal Studios, and has worked on films including 'The Dark Knight', 'Iron Man', 'Spider Man 3', 'Hugo', 'Cowboys and Aliens', 'Shutter Island' and 'Alice in Wonderland, to name a few.
Old Tucson is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through January 30 and 10:00 am to 6:00 pm beginning February 1.