The events of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 shook a city to its core, but out of this senseless tragedy came a renewed strength and purpose from those who survived it, which Pete Berg documents in the powerful upcoming drama Patriots Day. Here’s the synopsis:
Patriots Day chronicles the events leading up to and following the onslaught of the Boston Marathon bombing that would leave six people dead, and 280 people injured in this shocking true life event.
Mark Wahlberg leads the film as police officer Sergeant Tommy Saunders, a composite character of several police officers who were present on the day, and took part in the hunt for justice. As a Boston native, there’s no doubt that this is a very personal film for Wahlberg, and his commitment will undoubtedly be heartfelt in its sincerity. Patriots Day is also the third time that Wahlberg has collaborated with Berg, following 2013’s Lone Survivor and 2016’s Deepwater Horizon. These two have a terrific working relationship and we can’t see them slowing down anytime soon.
Check out the trailer below:
Joining Wahlberg in the film is a diverse and eclectic supporting cast that includes John Goodman as Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, Michelle Monaghan as Carol Saunders, Tommy’s wife, and a nurse who gets caught up in the bombing’s aftermath, J. K. Simmons as Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese, and Kevin Bacon as FBI Agent Richard DesLauriers.
Patriots Day will receive a limited release on December 21, 2016, before being released to wider audiences on January 13, 2017.