Mark Wahlberg will be producing a movie on the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, CBS Films announced.
Titled “Patriots’ Day,” the movie will see Wahlberg playing the role of Ed Davis, Boston Police Commissioner, according to Mashable.
Scott Stuber, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson, and Michael Radutzky, producer of “60 Minutes,” will also produce the film. According to Variety, Matt Charman will prepare the screenplay.
The project is the first collaboration between CBS Films and “60 Minutes.”
The movie will chronicle the period between April 15 and April 19, from the incident until the apprehension of Tsarnaev. It will contain Davis’ firsthand account of the events as they had transpired.
The bombing led to three deaths, while more than 250 people were injured.
Terry Press, CBS Films president, said in a press release, “There is nothing more compelling than a real story populated by real heroes.
“The team that we have assembled for this project is determined to give audiences a very personal look at what occurred during the days when the eyes of the world were on the city of Boston and how a group of contemporary patriots faced this crisis.”
“Patriots’ Day” will be the second movie based on the Boston Marathon bombings. In November, Fox had secured the rights to the script for “Boston Strong,” with Daniel Espinosa as the director.
Davis served in the capacity of police commissioner of the Boston Police Department for seven years. He retired in 2013.
He was assigned to bring in law enforcement agencies and conduct a search for the accused, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in the search led by Davis, while his brother is on trial.
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