A set depicting Detroit 1967 was also built in Brockton, Massachusetts, right at the site of the Liberty Tree, a sycamore planted in 1863 which marked a stop on the Underground Railroad where, during the Civil War, slaves on their way north to freedom were hidden during the day in the stables of Edward Bennett so they could travel at night under the cover of darkness. Filming took place here during September 2016.
Some of the movie will be filmed in Hamtramck, Michigan a city which lies entirely within Detroit.
This is the third collaboration between director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal. The first two were Zero Dark Thirty (2012) and The Hurt Locker (2009). Both Bigelow and Boal won Oscars for The Hurt Locker, including Best Picture.
They filmed a concert scene at the EMERSON Majestic Theater in Boston, that is part of Emerson University which has taught many in the entertainment industry.
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