‘Patriots Day’ Trailer: Mark Wahlberg Leads a Terrific Cast

Patriots Day had a brief teaser a few weeks back, and now it has a full-blown American trailer. Mark Wahlberg leads another impressive cast in another Peter Berg story of American heroism, and this trailer highlights both the patriotic elements of the story, and the thriller second half.

Check it out:

An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’s actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.

It looks like a rousing crowd-pleaser, but I’m also interested in how they handle the very sticky racial and religious aspects of this story. Especially now. That interrogation scene is especially tense in that regard.

Patriots Day stars Wahlberg, John Goodman, Michelle Monaghan, and J.K. Simmons, and it is squarely in Peter Berg’s wheelhouse as a filmmaker. It will get a limited December 21 release date before going wide January 13.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry is the managing editor for Monkeys Fighting Robots. The Dalai Lama once told him when he dies he will receive total consciousness. So he's got that going for him... Which is nice.