Mark Wahlberg to produce Boston bombing film ‘Patriots’ Day’

HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 06:  Actor/Producer Mark Wahlberg arrives at Paramount Pictures' "The Fighter" premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on December 6, 2010 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 06: Actor/Producer Mark Wahlberg arrives at Paramount Pictures’ “The Fighter” premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on December 6, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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.