Patriots Day trailer

Patriots Day teaser poster

Mark Wahlberg has once again teamed-up with Lone Survivor and Deepwater Horizon director Peter Berg, for yet another true-life tale of American heroism; this time tackling the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, in the upcoming film Patriots Day; the trailer for which can be seen below.

Following the hugely publicised manhunt which eventually found suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of the bombings, Patriots Day stars J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane), Michelle Monaghan (Pixels), Kevin Bacon (Super), and Melissa Benoist (in a role completely different to her part in Supergirl), and will attempt to balance the difficult task of balancing realism with reality in a film which has the potential to emotionally affect a large portion of its American audience when it’s released on 13 January in the US (following a screening this week at AFI Fest, and a limited run in December – just in time to grab those Oscar noms), before making its official UK release date on 24 February.

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