Parts of Marvel Studios' Thor will be filmed in the Santa Fe, New Mexico area, Gov. Bill Richardson's office said Tuesday.
According to KFDA, the studio is expected to hire more than 200 New Mexico residents for the cast and crew.
The production is currently shooting in Los Angeles.
Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the comic book adaptation stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo, Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano, Josh Dallas, Jaimie Alexander, Idris Elba, Colm Feore, Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgard, Adriana Barraza, Samuel L. Jackson and Clark Gregg. Paramount Pictures will release the film on May 6, 2011.
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