JLo and Jason Statham spend workday at oceanfront condominium in Boca Raton.
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BOCA RATON, Fla. – Shot this year for its debut in theaters in Fall 2012, the action thriller “Parker” starring Jennifer Lopez and Jason Statham created a lot of behind-the-scene hoopla at what local ABC television affiliate WPBF referred to at the time as a “secret location in Boca Raton.”
“I’m very happy to reveal that secret. The ultra-luxurious One Thousand Ocean was singled out and selected by Director Taylor Hackford (Oscar and Directors Guild of America nominee for “Officer and a Gentleman” and the biopic “Ray”) and the production crew,” said Jamie Telchin, president of development for LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels. An LXR affiliate developed the modern, iconic condominium which is located adjacent to the Boca Raton Resort & Club’s Beach Club.
The crew from Flashfire Productions spent a full day at the oceanfront building shooting several scenes with the high-profile actors as paparazzi were sighted camping out nearby. Adapted from the novel “Flashfire” by prolific crime author Donald Westlake, the movie depicts Lopez as a real estate agent involved with a criminal (Statham), who is planning a heist at a Palm Beach auction.
Telchin and his wife Jessica, along with One Thousand Ocean sales associates Maria Scarola and Kimberly Gambino, served as “extras” in the caper film. They also helped pinpoint key locations in the building suitable for the scenes being shot.
The developer and building staff went to great lengths to make everything run as smoothly as possible. Telchin said it required substantial coordination, but after the cameras had stopped rolling, it was certainly worth it for everyone concerned.
One Thousand Ocean resident Mitch Herbets noted, “It was fun to be an onlooker close to the action. The beauty and style of the building clearly complemented the excitement and glamour of the two stars, and everything came together so nicely. I look forward to seeing ‘Parker’ when it comes out. I‘m sure it will show off how beautiful One Thousand Ocean is.”
During his lunch break, Statham expressed interest in seeing more of the building. “He appreciates architecture, so I was delighted to take him and Producer Steve Chasman (the “Transformer” film series, “Killer Elite”) to see our largest penthouse. They both were awed by its expansiveness (8,770 square feet under air), 14-foot ceilings, and spectacular views of the ocean, inlet, Intracoastal and city,” Telchin said.
Telchin said that Statham played the starring role in “Killer Elite,” which coincidentally opened in theaters in Boca Raton that weekend.
Just days later, a brief scene for “Parker” was shot on location near the One Thousand Ocean Sales Center.
“Palm Beach County, including Boca Raton, will be getting great exposure in the film. Furthermore, the producer assured me I’ll be very pleased with the footage they got and how well the movie will show off One Thousand Ocean,” Telchin remarked, adding, “The production company made the choice to shoot here after scouting several other locations. We were honored they chose One Thousand Ocean and feel they did so because it is a truly unique South Florida property, surrounded by water on three sides. Being selected speaks volumes about the status and prestige of the building.”
Film Commissioner Chuck Elderd, who heads up the Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission, commented further. “In addition to film production companies bringing excitement to the area, they boost the local economy. Cast and crew members need additional workers, extras, lodging, food and entertainment when they are on location. Filming of movies such as “Parker” helps local businesses to increase their bottom line.”
Currently, 77% of the residences are sold and closed at One Thousand Ocean. Out of a total of 52 residences, only 12 are available, including Residences, Penthouses and two-story Beach Villas. Most are one-of-a-kind floor plans and ready for immediate occupancy. Prices are from approximately $3 million to $15 million.
For further information, visit www.onethousandocean.com or call the One Thousand Ocean Sales Center at (561) 869-5000 to arrange a private showing of the residence in which the key scene was shot, or any other residences available in the building.