Newswire: Mark Wahlberg to see what he can do about the Boston Marathon bombing

Two years ago, a pair of Islamic extremists committed a horrific act of domestic terrorism by bombing the Boston Marathon—failing to recognize that the Boston Marathon takes place in Boston, where Mark Wahlberg is from. Now that act will receive its inevitable Wahlbergian redress, as the actor who remains dedicated to righting some of the most violent tragedies in our nation’s history—9/11, the BP oil spill, Mark Wahlberg—will train his keen hindsight on that fateful event.

Deadline reports that CBS Films is fast-tracking Patriots’ Day, a feature that will star Wahlberg as 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. The former is still currently on trial for charges of using a weapon of mass destruction, though it is apparently never too soon to …

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