Ramsey drama ‘Casting JonBenet’ to film in Boulder, metro area — with state rebate

Nearly 20 years after a murder that endures as one of the most perplexing American criminal sagas in recent decades, the state of Colorado has granted a financial incentive to a team planning a feature film billed as “Casting JonBenet.”

The title refers to JonBenet Ramsey, who was found strangled and bludgeoned in the basement of her family’s Boulder home the afternoon of Dec. 26, 1996, about seven hours after her mother called 911 to report that the 6-year-old girl had been kidnapped with a ransom note left behind.

Colorado’s Economic Development Commission on Jan. 16 approved a performance-based 20 percent film incentive rebate to three Colorado-based productions, including “Casting JonBenet,” scheduled to be filmed in the Denver metro area, including Boulder, this month.

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