PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. - The real-life victim of a Miami-area kidnapping that was the basis of a Hollywood movie is suing the Miami Beach filmmaker who brought the story to the big screen.
Marc Schiller, whose 1994 kidnapping and attempted murder at the hands of a trio of bodybuilders known as the Sun Gym Gang was the inspiration for 2013's "Pain & Gain," filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court in New York.
The suit names director Michael Bay, who has a home in Miami Beach, and actor Mark Wahlberg, who portrayed current death row inmate Daniel Lugo.
Schiller claims he was falsely portrayed as "a deplorable, unlikable, sleazy, rude, abrasive, womanizing braggart" in the film. His character, whose name was changed in the movie, was portrayed by "Monk" actor Tony Shaloub.
In 1995, Lugo, Adrian Doorbal and Jorge Delgado kidnapped, murdered and dismembered phone-sex millionaire Frank Griga and his girlfriend, Frisztina Furton.
Lugo and Doorbal were found guilty and sentenced to death in 1998. Doorbal is also awaiting execution.
Delgado, who was portrayed by former University of Miami football player Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, received 15 years in prison in exchange for his testimony.
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