LOS ANGELES and SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CBS Films and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) announced that Golden Globe-winner Kevin Bacon (Black Mass, Mystic River) has joined Academy Award®-nominee Mark Wahlberg (The Departed, Lone Survivor), Golden Globe-winner John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane, Inside Llewyn Davis, Argo) and Academy Award-Winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash, Zootopia), 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) 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. 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.
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