Mark Wahlberg Developing Boston Marathon Bombing Movie — GeekTyrant

There are currently two movies in the works about The Boston Marathon bombings. 20th Century Fox has begun work on a film called Boston Strong, with Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) directing. CBS Films has also recently announced that they will be making a movie called Patriots' Day, which comes from screenwriter Matt Chapman (Bridge of Spies) and will be produced by Mark Wahlberg and Scott Stuber.

Patriots' Day is based on the personal account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, and the studio has secured Davis' life rights to tell the story. Wahlberg will most likely come on board to play the character. According to the press 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.”

CBS Films president Terry Press added:

“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 a group of contemporary patriots faced this crisis.”

There’s no director attached to the project yet, but it seems like a film that Wahlberg will put his heart into.