‘Patriots Day’ New Trailer Showcases the Actions of Real Heroes

Patriots Day star Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg stars in ‘Patriots Day’ (Photo (c) 2016 CBS Films and Lionsgate Films)

The new trailer for CBS Films’ Patriots Day features Mark Wahlberg as well as a few of the real people affected by the horrific Boston Marathon bombing. Peter Berg co-wrote and directs the dramatic film which delves into the investigation and search for the terrorists who killed innocent Americans during the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon. Mark Wahlberg leads the cast which includes Kevin Bacon, J.K. Simmons, John Goodman, and Michelle Monaghan. Patriots Day will open in Boston, New York, and Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. A wider release of the R-rated action drama is planned for January 13, 2017.

Berg, Matt Cook, and Joshua Zetumer wrote the screenplay from a story by Berg, Cook, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson. Oscar winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross composed the film’s score. Wahlberg, Scott Stuber, Hutch Parker, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson, Dorothy Aufiero and Michael Radutzky served as producers.

The Plot: In the aftermath of an unspeakable attack, 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 one of the most sophisticated manhunts in law enforcement history and celebrates the strength of the people of Boston.

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