Thursday, January 24, 2013

PHOTOS: 'Parker' movie shot in Sarasota opens Friday

Emmy-winner Michael Chiklis (TV's "The Shield") with University of Tampa film students Lauren Holloway (left) and Vicki Delisle Thursday at Ringling Museum of Art's Ca' d'Zan Mansion in Sarasota. BRADENTON HERALD FILE PHOTO

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Shrieks emanated from inside the mansion. A large group of wealthy party people dashed out the front door. The director yelled, “Cut!”

Extras on the set on "Parker" at Ringling Museum of Art’s Ca’ d’Zan Mansion in Sarasota.

The actors playing attendees at a charity auction waited to do the same scene all over again. And again. The shoot would last from 6 p.m. until an expected 6 a.m. back in September of 2011.

On set of "Parker" at Ca' d'Zan Mansion
The scene was to be part of the crime/thriller “Parker,” starring Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte and Michael Chiklis.

It was filmed at the Ringling Museum of Art’s Ca’ d’Zan Mansion in Sarasota.

Oscar-winning director Taylor Hackford spent a couple days working in Sarasota on scenes for “Parker,” the film based on novelist Donald Westlake’s namesake criminal protagonist.

About 300 people were cast as extras at a pay rate of $105 per day for the three consecutive days.

Fire truck scene from "Parker" shoot at Ca' d'Zan.

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Will any familiar faces or places make the final cut?

Find out Friday when "Parker" opens nationwide with local screenings at Oakmont 8, Royal Palm 20, Lakewood Ranch Cinemas, Hollywood  20 and Sarasota 12.

Taylor Hackford (red shirt) filming at Ca' d'Zan.

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 Lights, camera, action at Ca' d'Zan

PHOTOS: Emmy-winner Michael Chiklis and Oscar-winner Taylor Hackford on set in Sarasota

'Parker': Jason Statham steals the movie

—All photos by Wade Tatangelo/Bradenton Herald unless otherwise noted