Film Commissioner Sandy Lighterman tells me producers used an empty space inside the jail, and shot scenes by the barbwire fence outside.
“They were on lockdown for a while,” Lighterman said, “but things were done with minimal disturbance to them.”
The $25 million-film’s expected to be produced in its entirety in Miami-Dade and Broward counties over the next two months. The screenplay is based on a Miami New Times story about a crime spree by bodybuilders who worked out of the Sun Gym. They became known as the Sun Gym Gang. Two members, Daniel Lugo and Adrian Doorbal, are currently on death row.