Denise Lavoie

Less than three years after bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the Boston Marathon, two movies, a play and a documentary are in the works, causing mixed feelings among some touched by the tragedy.

News that Boston native Mark Wahlberg planned to star in Patriots Day surfaced during the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was convicted and sentenced to death for his role in the attack.

Recently, Wahlberg and CBS Films — the producers of Patriots Day — purchased the rights to Boston Strong, a book by Dave Wedge and Casey Sherman. Wahlberg is expected to play Boston police Detective Danny Keeler.

A second movie will be based on Stronger, a book written by bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, who lost both legs. The lead role reportedly will be played by Jake Gyllenhaal.

An HBO documentary is in the works, as well as Finish Line, a play by the Boston Theater Company set to premiere April 1.

Some survivors do not like the thought of Hollywood telling the story of that awful day in 2013 and its aftermath.

“The Richards would prefer that no movies be made about the bombings at the Boston Marathon,” said Nancy Sterling, a spokeswoman for the family of 8-year-old Martin Richard, killed in the attack.

If production does go forward, the Richards “hope that the various groups will work with them to ensure that coverage of their family is minimal and accurate.”

But others feel differently. Karen Brassard, a New Hampshire woman who suffered shrapnel wounds to her legs, said “I know a lot of people were disturbed by that, but I don’t have a problem with it.” Brassard’s husband and daughter also were hurt.

“It’s a part of history,” she said. “There were movies about the 9/11 survivors and the heroes of 9/11, and I found those to be interesting.”

Jarrod Clowery, a carpenter from the Boston suburban of Stoneham who suffered second-degree burns and shrapnel injuries, said he is reserving judgment until he sees the movies. He hopes the films will capture how the Boston community and people around the world supported the injured.

“Hopefully, they can show some of the good things that have happened since then instead of just the horrible injuries,” he said.

Both Clowery and Brassard are hopeful that Wahlberg will be sensitive because of his Boston roots.

“It doesn’t need to be a story that’s sensationalized. It was sensational enough. It was graphic enough, so I don’t think it’s something he’s going to have to take a lot of poetic license with,” Brassard said.