The film, will chronicle the events surrounding the 2013 attack and manhunt for the suspected bombers, based on the first hand account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, who led the citywide manhunt that eventually led to the arrest of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the death of his brother and accomplice, Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
Patriots Day will be an intense thriller that would document the five day search and the infamous siege where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was pulled from a boat in Watertown on celluloid.
The April 2013 attack killed three people and injured more than two hundred sixty. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is on trial facing the death penalty.
Matt Charman, who has penned Bridge Of Spies, (directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks) is in the process of writing the script for the movie.
“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.” stated Terry Press, President, CBS Films in his official statement.
Along with Mark Wahlberg, Scott Stuber, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson and Michael Radutzky will be co-producing this project. Nicholas Nesbitt will executive produce the project.
However, Patriots Day is not the first film to be made on this subject. Last year, Fox also began developing a Boston Marathon television event series, which was soon followed by the loosely Boston Marathon inspired film Altar Rock.
Also in the making is a film titled Stronger, which tells the tale of survivor Jeff Bauman’s road to recovery after losing both legs in the attack.
Here’s wishing Mark Wahlberga and the entire team of Patriots Day all the best.
Patriots Day that's being co-produced by the Massachusetts born actor, Mark Wahlberg, about the Boston Marathon bombing, The film, will chronicle t...2.0