Boston-native Mark Wahlberg will produce, alongside others, a new film for CBS Films about the bombing and manhunt following the 2013 Boston Marathon.
The movie, “Patriot’s Day”, will be a thriller set during the five-day span between the morning of the marathon and the day Dzhokar Tsarnaev was arrested after a firefight in Watertown, Mass. Tsarnaev is currently on trial.
Wahlberg will produce the film with Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark of Bluegrass films. The script, based off the first-hand experience of then-Boston police commissioner Ed Davis, is being written by Matt Charman, the writer for Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Lies”.
According to Variety, there is not yet a director. The website reports Wahlberg also may play a role in the film.
The film will be in competition with another film about the attacks, “Boston Strong”, being produced by 20th Century Fox.