Like all too many events in recent years, April 15, 2013 is a date that almost every single American will never forget where they were when they heard about the bombing at the Boston Marathon. It was a harrowing tragedy for America — At the finish line of the Boston Marathon on a beautiful spring day, a blast killed two and injured dozens, ushering in a new fear of homegrown terrorism in our country.
Boston’s own Mark Wahlberg wanted to honor the City of Boston’s unshakeable spirit and the courageous first responders and everyday bystanders who rose to the occasion in the wake of the attack. So he made Patriots Day with Peter Berg, the story of the “the community’s courage in the face of terror.”
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.
It’s worth noting that Trent Reznor is one of the people scoring the movie. According to Boston.com, Patriots Day will be released in Boston on December 21. It will open nationwide on January 13, 2017.