March 7 (UPI) -- Matt Damon has signed on to narrate Boston, a documentary about the history of the city's famed marathon.
Directed by Jon Dunham, the film is scheduled to premiere in Boston on April 15. It will then have a one-night, theatrical showing on April 19 through Fathom Events.
"Matt is the ideal narrator for this outstanding documentary about the Boston Marathon," Boston executive producer Frank Marshall, who ran Boston in 1980, said in a statement Monday. "We are delighted to have him join the production."
"The documentary chronicles the celebrated history of the Boston Marathon, from its origins in 1897 through 2014's triumphant race, and features many of the greatest marathoners ever to have run over the Hopkinton to Boston route," a synopsis said.
The marathon was the focus of worldwide headlines in 2013 when Islamic extremists Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev perpetrated a terror attack at the event, killing three people and injuring more than 250.
Damon -- who was born and raised in Cambridge, Mass. -- recently produced the New England-set, Best Picture Oscar nominee Manchester By the Sea. He also won an Oscar for co-writing the Harvard dramedy Good Will Hunting with his best friend Ben Affleck.