Director Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg unite for the third time with Patriot’s Day, based on the devastating bombing of the Boston Marathon. The two-minute teaser trailer follows Wahlberg’s character the morning of the attack and then shows brief clips from the moments after the attack. Berg (Deepwater Horizon, Lone Survivor) co-wrote the script with Matt Cook and Joshua Zetumer, and Wahlberg, Scott Stuber, Hutch Parker, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson, Dorothy Aufiero, and Michael Radutzky produced the dramatic film.
In addition to Wahlberg, the Patriot’s Day cast includes Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, Michelle Monaghan, Alex Wolff, Themo Melikidze, James Colby, Michael Beach, Rachel Brosnahan, Christopher O’Shea, Jake Picking, Jimmy O. Yang, Vincent Curatola, Melissa Benoist, and Khandi Alexander. CBS Films will open Patriot’s Day in Boston, New York, and Los Angeles on December 21, 2016. A nationwide release is planned for January 13, 2017.
The Plot: An account of the Boston Marathon bombing, Patriot’s Day is the powerful story of a community’s courage in the face of terror. In the aftermath of an unspeakable attack, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders (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 (Bacon), Police Commissioner Ed Davis (Goodman), Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese (Simmons) and nurse Carol Saunders (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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