Mark Wahlberg to produce film on 2013 Boston Marathon
LOS ANGELES (AP) – CBS Films says Mark Wahlberg is set to produce Patriots’ Day, a feature film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing based on Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’ firsthand account.
The studio announced Tuesday that Matt Charman Bridge of Spies is writing the screenplay, which will span the five-day investigation and hunt to apprehend the suspects: Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died in a shootout days after the bombing, and his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
The April 2013 attack killed three people and injured more than 260. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is on trial facing the death penalty.
CBS Films, which secured Davis’ life rights for the film, will work alongside 60 Minutes senior producer Michael Radutzky to bring the thriller to the big screen.
60 Minutes broadcast an in-depth look at Davis’ role in tracking down the suspects.