Film

Kevin Bacon joins Mark Wahlberg’s “Patriots Day”

CBS Films and Lionsgate continue to dole out the cast list for “Patriots Day” one actor at a time this week. This time around it was announced that Golden Globe-winner Kevin Bacon (Black Mass, Mystic River) has joined Academy Award-nominee Mark Wahlberg (The Departed, Lone Survivor) in the project.

The studio already confirmed that Golden Globe-winner John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane, Inside Llewyn Davis, Argo) and Academy Award-Winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash, Zootopia) will be featured in the film.

They join Golden Globe-nominee Michelle Monaghan (True Detective, Gone Baby Gone), Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley, Criminal Minds), Vincent Curatola (The Good Wife, The Sopranos) and James Colby (Limitless, Jessica Jones).

“Patriots Day” will be directed by Peter Berg (Deepwater Horizon, Lone Survivor) and produced by Scott Stuber, Mark Wahlberg, Hutch Parker, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson, Dorothy Aufiero and Michael Radutzky.

The film chronicles the events surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. Bacon will play Special Agent in Charge, Richard DesLauriers, of the FBI. “Richard DesLauriers worked tirelessly as one of the key figures in an impossibly sophisticated investigation and Kevin Bacon possesses the intelligence and empathy to portray him,” commented Berg.

PATRIOTS DAY will be co-financed by CBS Films and Lionsgate with the former handling production and marketing and the latter handling distribution.

WME as well as Gaines/Solomon Law Group and MGMT Entertainment represent Kevin Bacon. The film is currently in production in Boston and will open in Boston, New York and Los Angeles on December 21, 2016.