Musician turned actor Mark Wahlberg and CBS Films are set to make a movie commemorating the events following the Boston Marathon bombing, including the subsequent martial law-style lockdown of the Watertown suburb.
Rumored to be an “intense thriller,” the upcoming film Patriots’ Day will span “the five-day search up to the infamous siege where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was pulled from a boat in Watertown, Massachusetts,” according to The Wrap.
The script will reportedly be based on first-hand accounts from Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, who spearheaded local law enforcement efforts and press conferences amid the protracted siege.
Following the alleged detonation of pressure cooker bombs at the 2013 Boston Marathon, a massive manhunt for the responsible parties ensued, culminating in the unprecedented lockdown of an entire American suburb.
Former Congressman Ron Paul encapsulated the harrowing events perfectly, asserting police actions that day “should frighten us as much or more than the attack itself”:
“Forced lockdown of a city. Militarized police riding tanks in the streets. Door-to-door armed searches without warrant. Families thrown out of their homes at gunpoint to be searched without probable cause. Businesses forced to close. Transport shut down.
“These were not the scenes from a military coup in a far off banana republic, but rather the scenes just over a week ago in Boston as the United States got a taste of martial law.”