It’s one of three separate features in the works based on the tragic events of the 2013 terrorist attack – rubbing shoulders with both Boston Strong and indie drama Altar Rock – but it is CBS Films and Lionsgate’s Patriots Day that will sprint into theaters first come December.
Aligning with the recent July 4 celebrations, the studios have now premiered the poignant first poster for Peter Berg’s all-star drama, showcasing a series of shoelaces woven into the style of the famous Stars and Stripes.
At the tip-top of the Berg’s cast list is Mark Wahlberg – reuniting with the director after Lone Survivor – who leads the charge against the suspected offenders as Sgt. Tommy Saunders, a decorated officer in blue described as a “composite Boston Police Department officer who leads the manhunt for the chief suspects.”
Ever the bankable supporting actor, John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane) is also part of the star-studded ensemble, joining Supergirl star Melissa Benoist, J.K. Simmons, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin Bacon, Michael Beach, Jimmy O. Yang, Vincent Curatola, Alex Wolff, James Colby, Themo Melikidze, Rachel Brosnahan and Christopher O’Shea.
Patriots Day will pay tribute to the Boston Strong when Peter Berg’s Oscar-tipped thriller opens opposite Assassin’s Creed on December 21. Below, you can find the movie’s first poster, which neatly weaves together a series of color-coded laces in the style of the American flag.