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Mark Walhberg Boston Marathon Movie
Actor Mark Wahlberg attends the screening of "The Gambler" during the AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi at Dolby Theatre on Nov. 10, 2014 in Hollywood, Calif. Valerie Macon—Getty Images

Mark Wahlberg Eyes a Lead in Boston Bombing Film Patriots' Day

Mar 31, 2015

Actor-producer Mark Wahlberg is said to be eyeing a starring role in a newly unveiled film about the Boston Marathon bombing.

CBS Films' movie, Patriots' Day, will tell the firsthand story of the citywide manhunt for the suspects in 2013 led by Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, whom Boston-native Wahlberg hopes to play, Deadline reports. Wahlberg will also help produce the film alongside Scott Stuber, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson and Michael Radutzky, with Nicholas Nest serving as executive producer.

Deadline's report reveals the film project for the first time, which places CBS Films in competition with 20th Century Fox, as the studio announced last year it would produce the film Boston Strong.

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Boston Bombing Trial Evidence Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Prosecutors presented this image of a blood-stained, bullet-ridden message, allegedly written by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the inside of a boat, to jurors as evidence in Boston on March 10, 2015.U.S. Department of Justice/Reuters
Boston Bombing Trial Evidence Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Boston Bombing Trial Evidence Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Boston Bombing Trial Evidence Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
The boat where Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hid after a gunfight with police
Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in shoot out with police
Evidence markers are seen on a street where Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev engaged in a gunfight with police in this undated handout evidence photo
A 9mm Luger clip and bullet package sit next to a backpack and bag on a street where Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev engaged in a gunfight with police in this undated handout evidence photo
A wallet containing the drivers license for Tamerlan Tsarnaev is entered as evidence in trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Boston
A large fragment of a homemade pressure-cooker bomb is seen in a still handout image entered as evidence during Tsarnaev trial in Boston
An unexploded metal bomb entered as evidence in trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Boston
An unexploded metal bomb entered as evidence in trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Boston
Boston Bombing Trial Evidence Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Boston Bombing Trial Evidence Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Boston Bombing Trial Evidence Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Boston Bombing Trial Evidence Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Prosecutors presented this image of a blood-stained, bullet-ridden message, allegedly written by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on th
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