Following their collaboration on Lone Survivor (2013) and Deepwater Horizon (2016), director Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg are steadily building a reputation for working together on truth based dramas.
The film blends reality and cinematic invention to chronicle the events surrounding the bombing that happened at the finish line of the Boston race on 15 April 2013. Investigators eventually narrowed down suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and a huge manhunt followed, with Tamerlan killed in a firefight with officers and Dzhokhar found guilty of all his charges and sentenced to death.
Wahlberg is playing Sergeant Tommy Saunders, a composite of various Boston Police Department officers who were central to the case, with J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), John Goodman (Argo), Melissa Benoist (Whiplash), Michelle Monaghan (Source Code) and Kevin Bacon (Mystic River) also in the cast.
Matt Charman (Bridge Of Spies) wrote the script for the film, which will arrive in UK cinemas 27 January.