‘Patriots Day’ First Poster: Mark Wahlberg in the Boston Bombing Drama

Patriots Day Poster

Director Peter Berg reunites with his Lone Survivor and Deepwater Horizon star Mark Wahlberg for Patriots Day, a dramatic film based on the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The film, which just released the first official teaser poster, was co-written and directed by Berg and stars Wahlberg as a Boston Police Sergeant. The cast also includes John Goodman, Kevin Bacon, J.K. Simmons, and Michelle Monaghan. Patriots Day is set to open in limited release (for awards consideration) in New York, Los Angeles, and Boston on December 21, 2016. A wide release is scheduled for January 13, 2017.

The Plot: Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Peter Berg, Patriots Day is an account of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the everyday heroes who inspired the world in the extraordinary hours that followed. In the aftermath of an unspeakable act of terror, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders (Mark Wahlberg) joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again. Weaving together the stories of Special Agent Richard DesLauriers (Kevin Bacon), Police Commissioner Ed Davis (John Goodman), Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese (J.K. Simmons) and nurse Carol Saunders (Michelle Monaghan) this visceral and unflinching chronicle captures the suspense of the most sophisticated manhunt in law enforcement history and the strength of the people of Boston that inspired the world.