The April 15, 2013 ,terror attack that occurred on the sidelines of the Boston Marathon has been etched into the memories of millions.
CBS Films’ “Patriots Day,” starring Mark Wahlberg, dramatizes the events of that infamous and deadly day, also takes viewers behind the scenes into the vast effort and series of quick decisions that led Boston to a city-wide lockdown and a tense manhunt for the brothers responsible for two pressure cooker bombs that killed three and injured hundreds.
This new trailer features added commentary from Wahlberg that doesn’t appear in the film and also flashes on several of the movie’s many dramatic scenes.
“Patriots Day” centers on Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders (Wahlberg) who found himself at the center of the tragedy and subsequent hunt for the perpetrators. Special Agent Richard Deslauriers is played by Kevin Bacon, Police Commissioner Ed Davis is portrayed by John Goodman, Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese is played by J.K. Simmons, and nurse Carol Saunders is portrayed by Michelle Monaghan.
Directed by Peter Berg, the film has received glowing reviews, as reflected by its 93 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes. It offers a visceral, unflinching look at the sophisticated investigation and also the resilience of Boston citizens.
“Patriots Day” was also produced by Wahlberg, along with Scott Stuber, Hutch Parker, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson, Dorothy Aufiero and Michael Radutzky.
The movie opens in select cities on Wednesday and expands nationwide on Jan. 13.