Mark Wahlberg To Produce Boston Marathon Bombing Movie
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 has announced the screenplay will span the five-day investigation and search for 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 picture, will work alongside "60 Minutes" senior producer Michael Radutzky to make the movie.
"60 Minutes" broadcast an in-depth look at Davis' role in tracking down the suspects.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.