Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg have only just been in cinemas with a film based around modern day disaster, with Deepwater Horizon. However, they’ll soon be back with another, Patriots Day, which has just dropped its first trailer.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘An account of the Boston Marathon bombing, PATRIOTS DAY is the powerful story of a community’s courage in the face of terror.
‘In the aftermath of an unspeakable attack, 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 celebrates the strength of the people of Boston.
The film will be getting an Oscar qualifying release in the US in December, before rolling out wider and internationally in January.