BOSTON (CBS) – Actor Mark Wahlberg was spotted Wednesday in Quincy filming scenes for the upcoming movie “Patriots Day,” which depicts the events surrounding the Boston Marathon bombings.
Quincy Police posted a photo of Wahlberg, a Dorchester native, waving to a crowd of onlookers near the set.
Filmmakers set up in the Merrymount neighborhood of Quincy this week to shoot scenes, which focus on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s capture.
Wahlberg will star in the movie as Sgt. Tommy Saunders.
John Goodman will play Ed Davis, the former Boston Police Commissioner and current WBZ-TV security analyst. J.K. Simmons is set to portray Sgt. Jeffrey Pugliese.
Watertown officials and campus leaders at UMass Dartmouth declined the opportunity to host the film crew.
Some scenes will be filmed on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus, though none depicting the murder of MIT Officer Sean Collier.
A release date has been set for Dec. 21 for theaters in Boston, New York and Los Angeles, before a wider release on Jan. 13, 2017.
Patriots Day is being produced by WBZ’s sister company CBS Films.