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Filmmakers Want To Recreate Watertown Shootout On Same Streets Where It Happened

The scene in Watertown on April 19, 2013, after the Boston Marathon bombers engaged in a violent gunfight with police on a quiet residential street. One of the suspects was killed, the other escaped before being captured several hours later hiding in a covered boat in a nearby backyard. (Matt Rourke/AP)
The scene in Watertown on April 19, 2013, after the Boston Marathon bombers engaged in a violent gunfight with police on a quiet residential street. One of the suspects was killed, the other escaped before being captured several hours later hiding in a covered boat in a nearby backyard. (Matt Rourke/AP)
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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.

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