For two days, the former Augusta jail will have its Hollywood spotlight. but it’s not the first time parts of Augusta will be featured in big films.
“Anytime there’s a movie that is coming to town there does seem to generate a buzz,” says Jennifer Bowen, Augusta Convention’s Film Liaison.
The Augusta Richmond County Law Enforcement Center closed back in 2014. Commissioners debated on using it to house the juvenile court system, but that decision was voted down. in fact city leader voted to tear it down.
For now though, the LEC will live on through the silver screen.
“A film commission for the city of Augusta has worked for a number of months for production called El Dorado, and that is all I’m able to say,” says Jennifer Bowen.
Due to confidentially agreements, the film is being coded as ‘El Dorado’, but according to production weekly, the film has been confirmed the working title for: Suicide Squad 2. See more at WJBF.