John Goodman Joins PATRIOTS DAY

Mar 11, 2016, 16:49 ET from CBS Films

LOS ANGELES and SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CBS Films and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) announced that Golden Globe-winner John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane, Inside Llewyn Davis, Argo) will join Academy Award®-Winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash, Zootopia) and Academy Award-nominee Mark Wahlberg (The Departed, Lone Survivor) in PATRIOTS DAY.  The film 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.

PATRIOTS DAY chronicles the events surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. Goodman will play former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis. Commissioner Davis played an integral role in working with the FBI, Watertown Police Department, Boston Police Department, Massachusetts State Police and local first responders to track, identify and apprehend the suspected bombers.

"Commissioner Davis is an American hero, and John Goodman brings the extraordinary combination of humility, gravitas 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.

Gersh and Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC represent John Goodman. The film will begin production in Boston later this month and will open in Boston, New York and Los Angeles on December 21, 2016.

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