The Book of Eli

With Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman and Mila Kunis

Directed by Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes

Written by Gary Whitta

Alcon Entertainment

In THE BOOK OF ELI a lone warrior named Eli fights his way across the desolate wasteland of near-future America to realize his destiny and deliver the knowledge that can bring civilization back from the brink of destruction and save the future of humanity.


The Cast:

Denzel Washington
Gary Oldman
Mila Kunis
Ray Stevenson
Jennifer Beals

Carrizozo will be the location for shooting part of this feature film. 12th St will be converted to look like a small town wasteland. Construction will begin in earnest the beginning of January. Filming will be March 6th and 7th, and March 9th- 13th. This schedule is subject to change.

Get a look at the first officially released photo here.

Location Manager Michael Dellheim gave a presentation to the town council on Dec 9th and indicated his interest in helping the local economy of Carrizozo as well as making the film process as open as possible to the public. His presentation included a model of what 12th St will look like after its transformation.

Photo by Julie Carter

Open Casting Call:  

The movie, “The Book of Eli” starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman and Mila Kunis will hold an open casting call Saturday, January 17 from 10 am to 3:00 pm at the Carrizozo Town Hall, 400 9 th Street.

Elizabeth Gabel, extras casting director, is known for her work on “3:10 to Yuma” with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, “No Country for Old Men” with the Coen Brothers, and “Terminator Salvation”.

UPDATE: the casting call was a great success with over 700 people showing up.

Welcome to Carrizozo Potluck was a huge success with over 150 people attending. The Carrizozo Chamber of Commerce, Carrizozo Works Inc, and the people of Carrizozo got together and put on a potluck dinner for the construction crew of The Book of Eli. We were treated to a belly dancing demonstration by a local and a Flamenco Dancing demonstration by a couple from the crew. Local businesses donated over 50 door prizes.

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12th Street Makeover

East Side of 12th between 4th and 5th

12th St


the "Green Building" at 12th and 5th

Theatre facade on empty lot

Carrizozo Animal Clinic and DreamSpace Buildings at 12th and 4th

West side of 12th Street between 4th and 5th Ave

photos by Julie Carter
and Dirk Norris

Check here for updates and schedules.


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