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New 'Patriots Day' Filming Details Emerge

Patriots Day," which stars Boston native Mark Wahlberg, will be filmed in part on the runway of the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station

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    New 'Patriots Day' Filming Details Emerge
    FILE - Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
    FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2014 file photo, Mark Wahlberg arrives at the 2014 AFI Fest - "The Gambler," in Los Angeles. Wahlberg, along with Scott Stuber, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson and Michael Radutzky, will produce "Patriots' Day," a film chronicling the events surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing, based on the first-hand account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis. Matt Charman is writing the screenplay and Nicholas Nesbitt will executive produce. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

    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.

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