|DENVER, CO – Colorado Governor Bill Ritter announced today that Paramount Pictures new film Nowhereland will be filmed in Denver later this year. Nowhereland is produced by Paramount Pictures and stars Eddie Murphy.”We are pleased to be hosting this production from Paramount Pictures and we are excited about the producer’s decision to make the city of Denver a major part of this film,” said Ritter. “This will be the largest production in Colorado in several years and we hope this is a sign of good things to come for our film industry,” he added.The film will begin production in Los Angeles in September before moving to the Denver metro area in early October for approximately two weeks of local filming. “We are thrilled that the Mile High City will be a backdrop for this high visibility production,” stated Denver Mayor John W. Hickenlooper. “In 2006, filming in Denver increased by 27% and created more than 4,000 jobs. This Paramount production is a welcome boost for Denver’s growing film industry and a great opportunity to showcase our city.”Nowhereland is the story of a financial executive (Murphy) whose career is in a downward spiral. He finds the solutions to his problems in his daughter’s imaginary world, Nowhereland.Murphy was nominated for an Academy Award in 2006 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Dreamgirls. In Dreamgirls Murphy plays James “Thunder” Early, an African-American singer in the early 1960s who is unable to make the crossover leap to a wider white audience.
Nowhereland is directed by Karey Kirkpatrick, best known for writing and directing Over the Hedge and writing the screenplay for Chicken Run and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The film is written by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon.
The film is produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Rick Kidney and Solomon.
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|Colorado Film Commission Kevin Shand Executive Director|
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