Watertown Scenes in ‘Patriots Day’ to be Shot in MetroWest Suburb

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Filmmakers will recreate the Watertown Shootout and the scene around the boat where Dzhohkar Tsarnaev was captured will be shot in Framingham.

The shooting of “Patriots Day” has hit top gear, and WBZ-TV Channel 4 reports that the town in the MetroWest will be the stand-in for Watertown.

Originally, filmmakers wanted to used the same streets where Watertown Police battled the Boston Marathon Bombers as the scene for their film, but the idea had some strong opposition in town and Town officials decided to pass on the opportunity. David Henneberry, the owner of the boat, told the Boston Herald he had no interest in participating in the film.

Forced to look for a new spot, they chose Framingham. Mark Wahlberg, the star of the film, was seen on location Tuesday, WBZ reports.

The film also stars Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons and Kevin Bacon. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be played by former Nickelodeon start Alex Wolff.

Patriots Day will be released on Dec. 21, 2016 in Boston, New York and Los Angeles, and have a wider release on Jan. 13, 2017.

Read the entire WBZ report here.

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