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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.
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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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