7 Apr

Wahlberg To Produce Boston Marathon Film

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg will be returning to his native Boston to produce a new feature film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The 43-year-old will produce CBS Films-backed Patriots' Day about the events of the five-day manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. 

CBS Films president, Terry Press, said: "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 it faced this crisis."
 
Wahlberg is reportedly also interested in one of the main acting roles, portraying Boston Police Commission, Ed Davis. It won't be the first time he's played a Boston cop, receiving great acclaim for his role as a police detective in Martin Scorsese's Academy Award nominated The Departed.
 
Patriots' Day isn't the only film being made about the bombing. According to reports, 20th Century Fox has bought the script 'Boston Strong' to be directed by Daniel Espinosa. The film may include footage from the marathon, which takes place on 20 April.