A big new trailer for Patriots Day has been released, offering up more footage along with interview snippets with lead Mark Wahlberg.
The film is an account of what went down on April 15, 2013, the date the Boston Marathon was bombed and the city was brought to a standstill as survivors, first responders and investigators raced against time to find those responsible.
It’s certainly a sensitive subject, no doubt amplified by how fresh the event remains in many minds and the similarities to the many, many attacks seen around the world in the last few years, but perhaps Peter Berg and Wahlberg are the perfect combo to take this particular event to the screen. Teaming up for the third time after Lone Survivor and Deepwater Horizon, the pair have done well so far on their mission to take real-life American stories of heroism and survival to cinemas.
The trailer below takes a hugely patriotic stance, which could make some a little wary, but early reviews have been quite positive, commending the film for tackling the human element and for focusing on a key fact: those determined to break down societies and ways of life cannot do so when people stand together with love as the ultimate shield.
Fingers crossed for this one.
Patriots Day, also starring Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, Michelle Monaghan and Alex Wolff, will hit the US in limited release on December 21 before going wide on January 13. The film arrives in Australia on February 2.
Synopsis for Patriots Day:
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 act of terror, 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 the strength of the people of Boston.