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Wahlberg films “Patriot’s Day” in Malden Square

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On Thursday, May 19 between 1 and 8 p.m., Dorchester native Mark Wahlberg shot scenes for his upcoming flick “Patriot’s Day” at Hugh O’Neill’s, Malden’s neighborhood Irish pub located at 45 Pleasant St.

Wahlberg, who filmed “Ted 2” at the Malden Public Library in July 2014, is filming the made-in-Massachusetts chronicling the Boston Marathon bombings.

Wahlberg stars in the movie as Boston Police Sgt. Tommy Saunders, a composite character based on several people involved with the police response to the bombings.

The all-star cast includes John Goodman, Kevin Bacon and J.K. Simmons.
“Patriots Day” is being produced by CBS Films. It is slotted for a Dec. 21 release in Boston, New York, and Los Angeles, before a wider release on Jan. 13, 2017. –Photos by Paul Hammersley

About Sam Baltrusis (95 Articles)
Sam Baltrusis, author of "Ghosts of Boston," "Ghosts of Salem" and "13 Most Haunted in Massachusetts," is the former editor-in-chief of several regional publications including Spare Change News, Scout Somerville and Scout Cambridge. He has been featured as Boston's paranormal expert on the Biography Channel's Haunted Encounters and has been a featured speaker at various local venues, including the Massachusetts State House.

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