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Mark Wahlberg to Produce, Possibly Star in Marathon Bombing Film

Boston native Mark Wahlberg is set to produce and possibly star in a movie about the Boston Marathon bombings

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    Mark Wahlberg to Produce, Possibly Star in Marathon Bombing Film
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    Mark Wahlberg, star and producer of "The Gambler," works the press line at the premiere of the film at AFI Fest 2014 on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, in Los Angeles.

    CBS Films says Mark Wahlberg is set to produce "Patriots' Day," a feature film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing based on Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis' firsthand account.

    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.

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

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