Old Delco jail has film part

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Article Date: December 18, 2008 | Publication: Philadelphia Daily News | Author: Dan Gross
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"LAW ABIDING CITIZEN," the movie set to begin shooting here soon with Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx, has added a shuttered Delaware County prison to its list of filming locations. The prison board yesterday approved a motion to allow the shoot at the facility, reports the People Paper's William Bender.

Prison Superintendent John Reilly Jr. said yesterday that the county Board of Prison Inspectors has agreed to the use of the old Broad Meadows prison building. That building has not housed inmates since the adjacent prison, the George W. Hill Correctional Facility, opened in 1998. The proposed filming dates are Jan. 29-Feb. 5.

The county will receive a yet-to-be disclosed payment. "You never look a gift horse in the mouth," Reilly said. "I have no idea but they must see something in it," Reilly said when asked if he knew why the movie wanted to shoot there. F. Gary Gray will direct the film, which Butler, star of "300" and "RockNRolla," is producing.