Mark Wahlberg reportedly spotted in Watertown for ‘Patriots Day’

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Dorchester native Mark Wahlberg reportedly was in Watertown Monday night to film scenes for “Patriots Day,” his upcoming movie about the Marathon bombings.

 

According to WBZ-TV, a sister company of CBS Films, which is producing the movie, Wahlberg posed for photos with fans outside a gas station on Main Street.

It wasn’t immediately clear what was being filmed, but a gas station plays a key role in the timeline of events after the Marathon bombings. A 26-year-old Chinese entrepreneur who was carjacked by Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev three days after the attacks made his harrowing escape from the bombers at a Shell station on Memorial Drive in Cambridge. A few hours later, the shoot-out in Watertown broke out.

The cast includes John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, and Kevin Bacon, and is scheduled to open in Boston, New York, and Los Angeles on Dec. 21.

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