‘The Mustang,’ the movie shot at Nevada State Prison in 2017, made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival and is currently in limited release in several cities, including San Francisco and Los Angeles.
It’s scheduled for general release on March 29. Here’s the trailer:
Executive producer is Robert Redford, and the film was directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre.
The studio describes the plot: “Roman Coleman (Matthias Schoenaerts), a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his violent past, is required to participate in an “outdoor maintenance” program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation. Spotted by a no-nonsense veteran trainer (Bruce Dern) and helped by an outgoing fellow inmate and trick rider (Jason Mitchell), Roman is accepted into the selective wild horse training section of the program. There, he rediscovers his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang.”
So far ‘The Mustang’ is generating strong reviews, including 4-1/2 stars in the March issue of Rolling Stone magazine.
As you can see from the trailer, the Nevada State Prison is a strong presence in the movie, as is the surrounding landscape.
Although the filming at NSP drew little attention in Carson City, it showcased the capabilities of the historic site as a viable and visually intriguing location for future productions.
Several NSPPS volunteers worked on the production while the crew was filming in Carson City.
You can find out more about ‘The Mustang,’ see additional photos and clips, and sign up for a newsletter on the movie’s site.