Mark Wahlberg Boston Marathon Movie Won't Recreate Watertown Shootout
Town manager Michael Driscoll and producers said they decided they wouldn't film a scene for "Patriots Day" on the streets where police pursued the Tsarnaev brothers.
WATERTOWN, Mass. — Producers of a Mark Wahlberg movie about the deadly Boston Marathon bombing won't be recreating the police shootout with the Tsarnaev brothers in the neighborhood where it happened.
Watertown Town Manager Michael Driscoll says it was decided filming the scene for Patriots Day on those streets wouldn't be in the town's best interest. He said Friday producers will choose another location.
The April 2013 confrontation resulted in the death of Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was caught, tried and sentenced to death. He has apologized to victims.
Producers have regularly said they're willing to shoot elsewhere. They've asked for permission to film at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, which Dzhokhar Tsarnaev attended.
A university spokesman tells New Bedford's The Standard-Times officials want to ask students before deciding.