Filmmakers seek to recreate Boston Marathon shootout

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
FOR RELEASE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2014, AT 12:01 - FILE - This file photo provided Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The legal aftermath of the Boston Marathon attacks dominated headlines in Massachusetts in 2014, much as the attack itself did last year and the accused bomber's trial surely will in 2015. (AP Photo/FBI, File)

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Producers of a Mark Wahlberg movie about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing want to recreate the police shootout with the Tsarnaev brothers in the Watertown neighborhood where it happened.

Representatives for “Patriots Day” sent fliers to residents of Laurel Street this month asking for their cooperation in obtaining permission to film on their street.

The flier says the project would include a week of preparation in April and a week of nighttime filming in May that could include loud noises like simulated gunfire.

Watertown Assistant Town Manager Steve Magoon confirmed the producers are seeking permission from the town. The request was first reported by Watertown News.

The confrontation on April 19, 2013, resulted in the death of Tamerlan Tsarnaev and injuries to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was later apprehended. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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