John Goodman has agreed to star alongside Mark Wahlberg and J.K. Simmons in Patriot’s Day, Wahlberg’s Boston Bombing Marathon films (not to be confused with Jake Gyllenhaal’s). Goodman will be playing Boston police Commissioner Ed Davis.
Director Peter Berg spoke to The Wrap about Goodman’s involvement, saying “Commissioner Davis is an American hero, and John Goodman brings the extraordinary combination of humility, gravitas and empathy to portray him.”
Davis worked with the FBI and the Massachusetts State Police in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon Bombing to bring in the two suspects. Maybe now, after 10 Cloverfield Lane, John Goodman will become a fabric of cinema for a few years. Goodman has been a great actor for a very long time, easily the best part of Roseanne not to mention countless other supporting roles. The more Goodman, the better.
Patriot’s Day will beat Gyllenhaal’s Stronger to the punch. Filming will begin next month and it will get a friendly New York and LA release this December in time for awards season.