The Killer Inside Me, the latest collaboration between director Michael Winterbottom and producer Andrew Eaton, started shooting in New Mexico today.

Principal photography was due to start in January but was delayed over problems with funding.

The project came close to collapse last month after it lost key financial support but Canada-based private investor Hero Entertainment stepped in to save the film.

As reported on ScreenDaily, the private investor provided 20% of the budget.

The delay to shooting had led to fears that the project would lose its actors but Eaton has confirmed that Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson and Jessica Alba are all still attached to the $13m project.

The rest of the finance is from pre-sales deals, which have been handled by Wild Bunch internationally, and Endeavor in the US.

Shooting will continue for a week in New Mexico and will be followed by six weeks in Oklahoma.