Get your tissues ready peeps, “Patriots Day” is going to be an emotional ride.
Having depicted real-life world events and national tragedies together in “Lone Survivor” and “Deepwater Horizon”, Peter Berg returns with one more true story, chronicling one of the most damaging terrorist attacks on American soil in the past decade.
The official plot synopsis reads:
“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.”
This movie marks the 3rd collaboration between Berg and Wahlberg for a true story-based drama/thriller. Wahlberg is certainly a wise choice to play the lead, given the storyline and historic context behind “Patriots Day”.
The trailer offers a more in depth look at the horrific events of Boston Marathon Bombing in Quincy, Massachusetts on 15th April 2013, including a recreation of 2 explosions and the aftermath soon after. With the help of many Bostonians on the retelling of this story, “Patriots Day” appears to be very heavy on the nationalism.
The film co-stars Melissa Benoist, Michael Beach, Jimmy O. Yang, Vincent Curatola, Alex Wolff, James Colby, Themo Melikidze, Rachel Brosnahan and Christopher O’Shea.
“Patriots Day” is expected to hit theatres on 13th January 2017.