Date: 2nd April 2015

Mark Wahlberg to produce Boston bombing film.

Mark Wahlberg is to co-produce and potentially star in a film about the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon and the city-wide manhunt that followed.

Patriots' Day will be based on the first-hand account of Ed Davis, whom Wahlberg may play in the drama.

The Boston Police commissioner played a key role in the hunt for the brothers held responsible for the attack.

"There is nothing more compelling than a real story populated by real heroes," said CBS Films president Terry Press.

He said the film will "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".

Source: Press Release