To celebrate the forthcoming release of Peter Berg’s dramatisation of the Boston Marathon Bombings, Patriots Day, the kind folk at Lionsgate UK have provided us with an exclusive video featurette.
The new promotional offering details Academy Award-winning actor J.K. Simmons’ role in the film, as he takes on responsibilities as Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese; one of the handful of professionals at the very forefront of the unfolding terror. Give it a watch below.
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Peter Berg, PATRIOTS DAY is an account of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the everyday heroes who inspired the world in the extraordinary hours that followed. 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.
Patriots Day also stars Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Michelle Monaghan, and Kevin Bacon. It opens in UK cinemas on 27th January 2017.