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.