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Mark Wahlberg To Produce Boston Marathon Bombing Movie

A woman pauses near the barricades blocking off Boylston Street in the days after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. (Matt Rourke/AP)
A woman pauses near the barricades blocking off Boylston Street in the days after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. (Matt Rourke/AP)
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CBS Films says Mark Wahlberg is set to produce "Patriots' Day," a feature film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing based on former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis' firsthand account.

"Patriot's Day" will be based on former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’ firsthand account of the bombings. Here, Davis speaks at a news conference the day of the attack. (AP)
"Patriot's Day" will be based on former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’ firsthand account of the bombings. Here, Davis speaks at a news conference the day of the attack. (AP)

The studio announced Tuesday that Matt Charman ("Bridge of Spies") is writing the screenplay, which will span the five-day investigation and hunt to apprehend the suspects: Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died in a shootout days after the bombing, and his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

The April 2013 attack killed three people and injured more than 260. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is on trial facing the death penalty.

CBS Films, which secured Davis' life rights for the movie, will work alongside "60 Minutes" senior producer Michael Radutzky to bring the thriller to the big screen.

"60 Minutes" broadcast an in-depth look at Davis' role in tracking down the suspects.

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