Is it the right time to make a Boston Marathon movie?

The screenplay is currently being written

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
(AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)

BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) – A movie is in the works, based on the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Hollywood actor and Dorchester native Mark Wahlberg is set to produce a movie entitled “Patriots’ Day.”

The action-drama will center on the five days leading up to the capture of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The screenplay is currently being written based on the firsthand account of then Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis.

The announcement comes nearly two years after two bombs exploded near the Marathon finish line. Three people were killed and more than 260 were wounded.

22News asked Boston residents whether it’s too soon to make a movie about the attacks.

Cristina Fullana of Boston said, “To be honest, I don’t think it’s too soon. People want to learn about what happened.”

“It takes a while to produce a movie, so by the time it comes out I think that it might be appropriate to have one,” said Ginger Howell of Boston.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is on trial for thirty federal charges related to the marathon bombings, seventeen of those charges carry the possibility of the death penalty. Closing arguments in the Boston Marathon Bombing Trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is scheduled for Monday.

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