Mark Wahlberg, Massachusetts governor meet to discuss film

Baker has the ultimate authority to grand pardons

Mark Wahlberg
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BOSTON (AP) — Mark Wahlberg and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker have met to discuss a film the actor is working on.

An aide for the Republican governor says the two met briefly on Wednesday to “have a friendly talk” about an upcoming movie.

The aide didn’t specify which movie, but the Oscar-nominated actor is working on a feature film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Wahlberg announced in 2014 he was seeking a pardon from Massachusetts for violent assaults he committed as a teen in his native Boston.

In one incident, Wahlberg, then 16, attacked two Vietnamese men while trying to steal beer near his home in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood in 1988.

Baker has the ultimate authority to grand pardons.

Baker’s aide says Wahlberg’s pardon request did not come up Wednesday.

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