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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Good old fashioned western movie making at Old Tucson Studios Saturday.
The cameras were rolling as crews filmed "To Kill a Memory." The film stars a well-known country music star. Who's learning to play a cowboy.
You know him best as the Brooks in Brooks and Dunn.
"They called me back and gave me a script and it's the script that every 3-year-old dreams of when you're at home spinning guns and wanting to be a cowboy," said Kix Brooks.
Brooks is the lead cowboy in fact, the star of "To Kill a Memory."
He plays Duke Donovan in a western about the most notorious bank heist ever, the Mid-Day Massacre, and a lot of it is being shot at Old Tucson.
"There's no place like this, Old Tucson is very famous," said Dustin Rikert. I've always loved shooting here; a great history, a great mystique."
Director Rikert, a native Arizonan says Arizona's the place to shoot. He expects his film to bring in about $250,000 to the local economy.
Saturday it brought in crowds of fans eagerly looking on.
Everywhere you looked, something was going on. It is a lot of stop and start though. But every once in a while, a couple words from a star make it worth the wait.
And a country singer turned cowboy is working hard to make "Kill a Memory" something memorable.
Crews wrapped up shooting Saturday, but will be back on Tuesday May 31. The independent film is slated for release sometime in 2012.