Parts of the upcoming movie based on the Boston Marathon bombings will be filmed in Weymouth, Massachusetts, following denied requests to film on actual locations in which the events played out.
'Patriots Day," which stars Boston native Mark Wahlberg, will be filmed in part on the runway of the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station, according to the Boston Globe. Film crews are working to build a streetscape there.
Producers of the movie recently were denied a request for permission to film on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev attended.
Tsarnaev, then a student at UMass Dartmouth, returned to his dormitory after placing improvised explosive devices near the finish line with his brother, Tamerlan, killing three people and injuring dozens more on April 15, 2013.
Watertown, where a gun battle with the Tsarnaevs took place, also turned down a request to film, The film's producers had hoped to recreate the shootout that happened there, but Town Manager Michael Driscoll said last week that filming was "not in the best interest" of the town.
A warehouse in Peabody is also being used for the film's production.