When it was announced that director Peter Berg and actor Mark Wahlberg would be collaborating to craft a film based on the Boston Marathon bombing–which happened just over three years ago–many folks, myself included, wondered if maybe it was too soon to be throwing the story on the screen, with nerves still so raw and families and friends still grieving. However, the film is a reality regardless, hitting theaters in just over a month, so rather than lament the timeliness of it, let’s just roll the newest trailer that hit the interwebs.

Berg and Wahlberg collaborated on their last film Deepwater Horizon, so the movie has that going for it. And whatever anyone might think of Wahlberg, the man loves Boston so I’m hoping that will play into Berg and Wahlberg treating the story with the gravitas it deserves, fictionalized or not. However the film’s final cut plays out, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, Michelle Monaghan, and J.K. Simmons will hopefully keep the movie bearable to watch.

Patriots Day hits theaters on December 21.

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Jed W. Keith is managing editor for FreakSugar and has been a writer with the site since its start in 2014. He’s a pop culture writer, social media coordinator, PR writer, and technical and educational writer for a variety of companies and organizations. Currently, Jed writes for FreakSugar, coordinates social media for Rocketship Entertainment and GT Races, and writes press copy and pop culture articles for a variety of companies and outlets. His work can also be seen in press releases for the Master Musicians Festival, a Kentucky event that drawn acts such as Willie Nelson, the Counting Crows, Steve Earle, and Wynona Judd. His work was featured in the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con convention book for his interview with comic creator Mike Mignola about the 25th anniversary of the first appearance of Hellboy. Jed also does his best to educate the next generation of pop culture enthusiasts, teaching social studies classes--including History Through Film--to high school students.