Boston Marathon Movie Won't Recreate Shootout in Watertown

Associated Press

Saturday February 27, 2016

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 be choosing 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 also have asked for permission to film at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was attending.

A university spokesman tells New Bedford's The Standard-Times officials want to ask students and other stakeholders before deciding.

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