Where was Pain Hustlers filmed? (filming locations)

Pain Hustlers - Emily Blunt as Liza in Pain Hustlers. Cr. Brian Douglas/Netflix © 2023.
Pain Hustlers - Emily Blunt as Liza in Pain Hustlers. Cr. Brian Douglas/Netflix © 2023. /

Netflix’s latest drama Pain Hustlers takes place in Central Florida and some parts of the movie actually take place there! Where else did the movie’s production take place?

Pain Hustlers revels in the tackiness of Floridian strip malls and the sticky heat. If you felt the production looked pretty realistic overall, that’s because the show really did film in the same general area the story takes place. That’s probably one of the strongest assets of the movie is that the setting and production sell the story and ultimately sell Liza Drake’s (Emily Blunt) ascent up the career ladder at the fictional company Zanna Therapeutics.

Liza is a single mother struggling to make ends meet when a fortuitous meeting with a drug sales rep named Pete Brenner (Chris Evans) helps her earn a new job trying to coax physicians into prescribing the company’s drug, Lonafen, which is basically a liquidated form of fentanyl approved for use as a painkiller in late-stage cancer patients. Pain Hustlers is inspired by the true story of Insys Therapeutics.

Specific filming locations from Pain Hustlers

The movie filmed in Central Florida and Atlanta, Georgia, although one of the main filming spots was at a Traveler’s Inn in Savannah, Georgia. If you watched the movie, you know several scenes take place at a motel when Liza and her daughter are forced to relocate to a new home. I’m assuming the majority of those scenes were shot at the Traveler’s Inn in question.

For Florida residents, you might be curious to learn the specific destinations featured in the movie, especially if you think you recognize any of them. According to Tampa Bay Times, the movie filmed in Tampa Bay, specifically around the Gandy Bridge, Adamo Drive, Bayshare Boulevard, the Tampa International Airport, and more.

Filming took place from August 2022 to October 2022, with the film going into post-production in shortly after and then finally releasing in October 2023.

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