As a director, Peter Berg isn’t exactly subtle with his patriotism. Whether it’s with the FBI embedded in the Middle East (The Kingdom), a small Texas football town (Friday Night Lights), service members real (Lone Survivor) and fictional (Battleship), or civilian engineers facing a disaster (Deepwater Horizon), his movies proudly wave the American flag. It’s only natural that his next movie is called Patriots Day.
Cowritten by Berg, Patriots Day is about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing as seen through the eyes of the first responders and follow-up government teams that orchestrated the manhunt for the two bombing suspects.
Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, Michelle Monaghan, J.K. Simmons and Khandi Alexander star.
Patriots Day hits theaters in January 13, 2017.