Producers of marathon bombing movie want to film at UMass

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

A spokesman for the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth tells The Standard-Times of New Bedford that school officials want to involve students and other stakeholders in the conversation before making a decision.

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 Tsarnaev, then a 19-year-old sophomore at UMass-Dartmouth, returned to campus after two explosions at the race finish line killed three and injured more than 260 people.

He was convicted at a federal trial and sentenced to death.

Information from: The (New Bedford, Mass.) Standard-Times, http://www.southcoasttoday.com


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