A new film about a housewife and belly dancing is shooting in various locations around New Mexico.
“Just Like a Woman” stars Sienna Miller from “Alfie” and “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” and Golshifteh Farahani, a star at an early age in Iranian cinema who has been in “Body of Lies” and “About Elly.”
It will employ at least 40 New Mexico crew members and more than 90 principal and background talent, or extras. Filming begins this month around Santa Fe, Lamy, Zia Pueblo, Jemez Springs and Nambe Pueblo.
The story focuses on a housewife, her belly dancing instructor and their trip to Las Vegas, Nev., to enter a competition.
The film is directed by Rachid Bouchareb, who was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of best foreign language film for “Outside the Law.” Producers are Jean Brehat, who also produced “Days of Glory” and “The Life of Jesus,” and Allen Bain, who produced “Camp” and “Julia.”