Mark Wahlberg to star in ‘Patriot’s Day’ about Boston Marathon bombings

Mark Wahlberg

Marky Mark is headed back to Boston in a new drama.

CBS Films announced that Mark Wahlberg is attached to produce and star in the Boston Marathon bombings drama, Patriot’s Day. The film is based on the personal account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis and is set to be written by Matt Chapman, who wrote Steven Spielberg’s next film, Bridge of Spies.

According to the release, “Commissioner Davis played an integral role in working with the FBI, Watertown Police Department, Boston Police Department, Massachusetts State Police and local first responders to track, identify and apprehend the suspected bombers.”

“Their tactics included the use of sophisticated identity technology and giving the historic order to put the city of Boston under lockdown as they rushed to apprehend the suspects. The story is envisioned as an intense thriller, spanning the five-day search up to the infamous siege where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was pulled from a boat in Watertown.”

Wahlberg appeared in Transformers: Age of Extinction and The Gambler last year and is starring in Ted 2 this year on top of a supporting role in Entourage. There is currently no director attached to the project.

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