Filming of a major motion picture starring Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson and Casey Affleck begins shooting in Guthrie on May 18. Oklahoma Film and Music Office Director Jill Simpson confirmed today that principal photography on "The Killer Inside Me" starts Monday in New Mexico before moving to Oklahoma for the remainder of its shooting schedule. The production company will film in Guthrie for about three weeks before moving on to other locations in Cordell, Enid, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Filming was originally set to begin March 24, but was delayed due to actors’ conflicting schedules and a lack of full financing for the production. The needed funding has now been secured for the $10 million movie, according to producer Andrew Eaton. “I’m sure you know it’s been a bit of a bumpy ride to get to this point and we’ve had a few false starts,” the British filmmaker said. One of the reasons for the production delay was Affleck’s involvement in the making of a documentary on his brother-in-law, Joaquin Phoenix, who claims he has given up acting for a second career as a hip-hop performer. Affleck also wanted time to work on the Oklahoma accent his character requires in the film, Eaton said. Affleck will play a psychotic deputy sheriff struggling against his homicidal urges in this crime thriller based on a 1952 pulp novel by Anadarko-born author Jim Thompson. The film will be directed by Michael Winterbottom, an award-winning British filmmaker best-known for helming “A Mighty Heart,” “24 Hour Party People” and “Jude.” In addition to Affleck, Alba and Hudson, the cast also includes Bill Pullman and Ned Beatty. “I think we’re really lucky that we’ve managed to hang on to Kate and Jessica (through the delays), because obviously they’re very popular actresses,” Eaton said. Filming in Oklahoma is set to conclude in mid-June.