The action won't start until October, but lights and cameras will soon be focused on Colorado.
Denver's KUSA-TV reports that a dark comedy entitled "NowhereLand" will be shot in the Denver area in just a couple of months.
The film is scheduled to star comedian Eddie Murphy, and sources close to the production say it will be one of the largest budgeted films ever to be shot in and around Denver.
“We are pleased to be hosting this production from Paramount Pictures and we are excited about the producer’s decision to make Denver a major part of this film,” Gov. Bill Ritter said in a news release Wednesday.
“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 said.
The Internet Movie Database Web site, IMDB.com, describes Murphy's character as a financial executive who can't seem to stop the downward spiral of his career, but finds solutions to some of his problems after being invited into his daughter's imaginary world.
IMDB says "NowhereLand" is expected to be released in September 2008.
Other major motion pictures have been shot in Colorado in recent years, including "Resurrecting the Champ," which starred Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Hartnett, and featured a cameo appearance by John Elway.
"The Surfer King," starring former "Bionic Woman" Lindsay Wagner, and former "Growing Pains" father Alan Thicke, was shot entirely in and around WaterWorld, north of Denver, in 2004, and was released last year.
It's due out on DVD in late August.
Other films with Colorado connections include "Catch and Release" in 2005, "Silver City" in 2004 and "About Schmidt" in 2002.