Published: Jul 19, 2011 7:39 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 19, 2011 6:39 PM EDT

VERONA, N.Y. (AP) - The Oneida Indian Nation is producing a $10 million feature film telling the story of its alliance with American colonists during the Revolutionary War.

Ray Halbritter, the Oneida Indian Nation representative and CEO of Nation Enterprises, says the movie will be shot this fall in central New York. It will be produced by Alex Siskin, producer of "Mr. Deeds." The executive producer is Sid Ganis, former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Kees Van Oostrum (CASE' van-OH'-strum), Emmy-nominated director of "Miss Rose White" and "Gettysburg," is the director.

The film, "First Allies," is based on the book "Forgotten Allies" by University of Houston historians Joseph Glatthaar and James Kirby Martin.

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