“House of Cards” star Rachel Brosnahan and “Madam Secretary” actor Christopher O’Shea have joined the cast of “Patriots Day,” TheWrap has learned.
They join the previously announced cast of Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin Bacon, Alex Wolff and Themo Melikidze. Brosnahan and O’Shea will star as Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, two survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
Directed by Peter Berg and produced by Scott Stuber, Wahlberg, Hutch Parker, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson, Dorothy Aufiero and Michael Radutzky, “Patriots Day” chronicles the events surrounding the bombing.
“The survivors are the heart of this story and Rachel and Christopher are bringing their immense talents and their respect for Jessica and Patrick’s extraordinary courage to the film,” Berg commented.
CBS Films and Lionsgate are co-financing the movie, with the former handling production and marketing and the latter handling distribution. The film will open in Boston, New York and Los Angeles on Dec. 21.
Brosnahan was most recently seen in Netflix’s “House of Cards” as Rachel Posner. Other credits include “Manhattan,” “The Blacklist” and the feature film “The Finest Hours.” Her upcoming projects include “The Fixer,” “Boomtown” and “A Book of
O’Shea’s past TV titles include “Madam Secretary” and “Points of Honor.” He has a film in production titled “Alaska Is a Drag.”
Brosnahan is represented by Innovative Artists, Carole Dibo Talent Management and Shreck Rose Dapello & Adams. O’Shea is repped by Innovative Artists, Haven Entertainment and Todd Rubenstein.