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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

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

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