Producers to Scout Iron Range Locations for Feature Film

Created: 11/15/2012 9:30 PM By: Scott Theisen

This weekend film producers will be doing final location scouting for a feature film to be shot - at least in part - in Minnesota.

"Thanksgiving at Denny's" is about a native Minnesotan who moves back home to the Iron Range after losing his job in Chicago.

Producers will visit Virginia, Minn., Sunday, but are also considering Eveleth and Hibbing as potential locations.

In addition to offering great exposure for Minnesota, it can be a big economic boost too.

Warner Brothers 2005 production of "North Country," starring Charlize Theron, brought about $5 million to the Iron Range.

The movie production company says it hopes to bring 10 to 12 more movies to Minnesota over the next few years.