‘Dear Eleanor,’ Another State-Backed Film, Set For Release

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<p>A still from “Dear Eleanor” that captures some scenery in Colorado, where the 2016 movie was filmed.</p>

Another movie made in Colorado and supported by state funding is now set for release. "Dear Eleanor" is due out digitally and on DVD on July 5, according to Entertainment Tonight.

The film -- shot in and around Denver and Boulder in 2013 -- received $395,117 in tax incentives from Colorado's Office of Film, Television and Media.

Watch the new trailer, released earlier this week, below.

The movie stars Hollywood actors Jessica Alba and Luke Wilson, as well as Arnold Schwarzenegger's son, Patrick. Set in 1962, the story follows two teenagers on a cross-country quest to reach Eleanor Roosevelt.

Last week, Colorado approved around $538,000 in film incentives for three more projects. That includes a low-budget feature called "Battle Borne" about the U.S. Air Force's intelligence efforts. It will be shot in Eagle County. The state currently has 17 approved projects with production pending.

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