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Mark Wahlberg Is Boston Strong in First ‘Patriots Day’ Trailer (Video)

Film based on true story of Boston Marathon bombing will premiere nationwide on Jan. 13

Mark Wahlberg reminds us all what the city of Boston means to America in the first trailer for “Patriots Day.”

The film is based on the true story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. In the aftermath of the attack, police sergeant Tommy Saunders (Wahlberg) joins 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), the film takes viewers inside the manhunt for those responsible.

The film also stars Melissa Benoist, Alex Wolff, Themo Melikidze, James Colby, Michael Beach, Rachel Brosnahan, Christopher O’Shea, Jake Picking, Jimmy O. Yang, Vincent Curatola, and Khandi Alexander.

Peter Berg, who has teamed with Wahlberg on “Lone Survivor” and “Deepwater Horizon,” directed the film, in addition to co-writing the screenplay with Matt Cook and Joshua Zetumer. Berg developed the story along with Cook, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson.

Wahlberg produced the film along with Scott Stuber, Hutch Parker, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson, Dorothy Aufiero and Michael Radutzky. The film was co-financed by CBS Films and Lionsgate with the former handling production and marketing and the latter handling distribution.

“Patriots Day” opens in Boston, New York and Los Angeles on Dec. 21 and nationwide on Jan. 13.

Watch the video above.