Mark Wahlberg, born and raised in Massachusetts, is set to produce a film about the Boston Marathon bombing and the five-day manhunt that followed it.
CBS Films announced Tuesday that Wahlberg is in charge of “Patriots’ Day,” which will tell the story from the point of view of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis.
It aims to give a “personal look” at the events that happened as the city searched for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in April 2013 before he was pulled from a boat in Watertown.
Deadline reports that Wahlberg may play Davis as well.
“There is nothing more compelling than a real story populated by real heroes,” CBS Films president Terry Press said.
“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.”
The announcement comes only weeks before the second Boston Marathon since the bombing takes place in late April, and a verdict for the bomber is expected.
Tsarnaev faces 30 counts, including detonating a weapon of mass destruction from the day when 3 people died and 264 were injured.