Reel Life

Last week the Colorado Legislature shot down a proposed economic subsidy for filmmakers -- despite the impassioned testimony of John Ashton, aka Sergeant Taggart of Beverly Hills Cop -- which gives you a pretty good idea of the B-list star power of the state's current film scene.

But late last week, we got news that Denver will play a prominent role in an as-yet-untitled Sam Mendes movie. The comedy follows a couple as they try to decide what city will be the best place to raise their child, and travel the country exploring potential homes.

Travel the country only in theory, though. The filmmakers will be recreating Denver using local props --- including a March 20 issue of Westword, which, according to the props company, will "help establish the main characters' itinerary and lend an authentic touch to our production."

Happy to be of help. Roll 'em. -- Patricia Calhoun

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