Mark Wahlberg is heading back to Boston. The Massachusetts born-and-raised actor was announced as a producer of Patriots’ Day, the CBS Films-backed production about the events of the five-day manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in his role of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, the company announced Tuesday. Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark will also producer, while colleague Nick Nesbitt will be an executive producer. Stephen Levinson and 60 Minutes senior producer Michael Radutzky will also producer.
Matt Charman’s in-progress script is based on Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis account of the harrowing April 15 to April 19 stretch, from the initial incident to Tsarnaev’s apprehension. “There is nothing more compelling than a real story populated by real heroes,” CBS Films president Terry Press said, via a press release. “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.”
Charman also wrote the forthcoming Bridge of Spies, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks.