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Producers of Boston Bombing Movie Ask to Film at University

  • Associated Press

A photo from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth's website shows one of the school's buildings (umassd.edu).

A photo from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth's website shows one of the school's buildings (umassd.edu).

The producers of a Mark Wahlberg movie about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings have asked for permission to film at a university attended by one of the attackers.

A spokesman for the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth tells The Standard-Times of New Bedford that school officials want to ask students and other stakeholders before deciding.

Location scouts for the movie “Patriots' Day” have also reached out to residents of a Watertown neighborhood where police were involved in a shootout with brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Dzhokhar was a 19-year-old sophomore at UMass-Dartmouth at the time. He returned to campus after two explosions at the finish line killed three and injured more than 260 people.

Dzhokhar was sentenced to death. Tamerlan was killed in a shootout with police.

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