"Bad Boys for Life," starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, were among the 52 movies and TV shows filmed in Clayton County in 2019.
Photo: Kyle Kaplan/AP
Photo: Kyle Kaplan/AP

“Bad Boys for Life” among more than 50 film, TV scenes shot in Clayton County in 2019

Clayton County was seen in more than four dozen movies and TV shows in 2019, including the recently released box office topper “Bad Boys for Life,” according to the south metro community’s films office.

Clayton was featured in 52 film projects last year and collected a record $705,780 in location fees from five locations: Southern Regional Medical Center, the Georgia Archives and government-owned properties in Forest Park, Morrow and Clayton County, the Clayton County Film Office reported earlier this month. 

In total, more than 200 movies and TV programs have used the community as a film location over the last decade, the office said. 

“We are extremely proud to be celebrating 10 years of filming in Clayton County, Georgia, Clayton County Tourism & Film Executive Director Tamara Patridge said in a release.

“We have developed trusted relationships with our production companies, and are benefitting from their referrals,” she said. “As the quantity of our television projects rises, the number of days that crews are working in the county increases, which translates to a greater economic impact in our community.”

“Bad Boys for Life,” the third installment of the “Bad Boys” trilogy starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, filmed at locations across Forest Park, including using The Venue on Frontage Road as a trendy Miami nightclub. 

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