An account of the Boston Marathon bombing, PATRIOTS DAY is the powerful story of a community’s courage in the face of adversity.
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.
PATRIOTS DAY was co-financed by CBS Films and Lionsgate with the former handling production and marketing and the latter handling distribution. The two studios currently have Hell or High Water, the top grossing indie/art house/limited release of 2016 (to date) wrapping up its theatrical run. Hell or High Water hits Home Entertainment on November 22.
Opening Boston, New York and Los Angeles on December 21
Opening Nationwide on January 13
Directed by Peter Berg
Screenplay by Peter Berg & Matt Cook and Joshua Zetumer
Story by Peter Berg & Matt Cook and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
Produced by Scott Stuber, Mark Wahlberg, Hutch Parker, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson, Dorothy Aufiero and Michael Radutzky
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, 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, Khandi Alexander