Mark Wahlberg was announced today to have signed on to produce ‘Patriots Day’, a movie detailing the five-day manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev following the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.
In addition to Wahlberg, the CBS Films drama will be produced by Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark through their Bluegrass Films production company, Stephen Levinson, and Michael Radutzky. Nick Nesbitt will also serve as an executive producer.
The script in currently being written by Matt Charman who most notably wrote the script for Steven Spielberg’s next film ‘Bridge of Spies’ starring Tom Hanks. The script is based on Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’ account of the initial explosion, up until Tsarnaev was captured.
In a press release announcing Wahlberg joining the project, 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 a group of contemporary patriots faced this crisis.”