Peter Berg is in final negotiations to direct the Boston Marathon bombing thriller “Patriots’ Day” at CBS Films and Lionsgate.
The story is based on the account of Boston Police commissioner Ed Davis. Wahlberg is circling the role of Davis but no deal is yet in place.
Matt Charman will pen the screenplay while Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Michael Radutzky, Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark will produce.
The project is one of three Boston Marathon bombing films currently in development alongside “Stronger” and an untitled one at Fox.