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Patriots Day Starring Mark Wahlberg Gets Prime Awards Season Release

Director Peter Berg's Patriots' Day, starring Mark Wahlberg and J.K. Simmons, centered on the horrific 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, has been slated for a December 21 release, a slot reserved for prestige films, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The joint CBS films and Lionsgate project looks at the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, with a specific focus on the Boston and Watertown Police Departments. Wahlberg plays a Boston police officer deeply involved in the investigation and subsequent manhunt, while Simmons portrays Watertown Police Department Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese, who was directly involved in the gun battle between the Watertown PD and Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. THR had previously reported that the filmmakers decided, along with Watertown Town Manager Michael Driscoll, that they wouldn't film the shootout in Watertown. They chose another location. 

Patriots' Day is written by Matt Charman, Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy. 

Featured image: Mark Wahlberg plays Dusty Mayron in Daddy’s Home from Paramount Pictures and Red Granite Pictures.
Photo credit: Patti Peret

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