Mark Wahlberg’s Marathon Bombing Movie May Film Shootout Scene in Watertown

CBS Films wants to recreate the event for Patriots' Day.

Police in tactical gear conduct a search for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, Friday, April 19, 2013, in Watertown, Mass. The bombs that blew up seconds apart near the finish line of the Boston Marathon left the streets spattered with blood and glass, and gaping questions of who chose to attack and why. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Police in tactical gear conduct a search for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings on Friday, April 19, 2013, in Watertown. Photo by Matt Rourke / AP

Update Monday, February 29 at 11:55 a.m.: According to the Associated Press, town manager Michael Driscoll has revealed that Patriots’ Day won’t film the shootout scene on the streets of Watertown. Sources close to the production say that producers are grateful to the people of Watertown even though they were surprised by the decision, since residents intially seemed into the idea during the community meeting. Local backup locations have already been scouted just in case their initial plan fell through.


CBS Films is seeking permission from residents in Watertown to recreate the infamous shootout between police and the Boston Marathon bombers for Patriots’ Day.

According to a flier obtained by Watertown News, producers for the film, starring Mark Wahlberg, want to shoot scenes around Laurel Street between April 25 and May 11.

The flier states that there would be “filming overnight and it will require simulated gunshots (noise) until approximately midnight each night.” Also, individuals in the neighborhood may receive compensation for “any intrusion onto your property.”

Before production can kick off in Watertown, members of the community are being asked to take an online survey. Producers will be meeting with residents one on one to discuss logistics for filming as well.

As long as locals give the go ahead, Patriots’ Day will film the shootout scene on Laurel Street and the intersection at Dexter Avenue between Monday, May 2 and Friday, May 6. Preparation will take place during the last few days in April while everything should be wrapped up in the area by Wednesday, May 11.

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Patriots’ Day isn’t only Marathon bombing movie set to shoot in Boston this spring.

Stronger, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal as survivor Jeff Bauman, will kick off production in April.

Neither film has set a release date.