Above: production on the beach at the San Juan Marriott (photos by CJ)
By Alexander Britell
SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s capital is abuzz this week with the production of “22 Jump Street,” the sequel to the 2012 blockbuster action comedy “21 Jump Street” starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum.
Above: extras playing spring breakers on the set of “22 Jump Street”
The film, which is being directed by Phil Lord, has been shooting across much of San Juan’s Condado neighbourhood, including at the San Juan Marriott and the La Concha Resort.
While the first film saw the pair of cops go undercover as high school students, the sequel will find Hill and Tatum undercover as college students.
Above: “spring breakers” filming a scene at a Diplo concert
On Tuesday, the crew shot at the beach of the San Juan Marriott, with scenes appearing to be set on Spring Break in Mexico.
Above: a production still from the new movie
The production also included what appeared to be a concert by Diplo, the world-famous DJ.
The film will be released on June 13, 2014.
Above: the San Juan Marriott during filming
In recent years, Puerto Rico has become the Caribbean’s film production hub, using favourable tax and production incentives to host a number of high-profile films and television shows.
Above: production on 22 Jump Street in Condado
Most recently, those have included Showtime’s “Homeland” and the Ben Affleck-Justin Timberlake film “Runner, Runner.”