'Patriots Day' Trailer: Mark Wahlberg Races to Find Boston Marathon Bombers Amid Tragedy

The Hollywood Reporter

Mark Wahlberg plays a Boston police sergeant on the hunt for the Boston Marathon bombers in Patriots Day.

CBS Films and Lionsgate released the first official trailer for their upcoming movie on Monday morning. Based on the actual April 15, 2013, bombing, the film finds Wahlberg's character, Tommy Saunders, joining courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again.

The plot weaves together the stories of special agent Richard DesLauriers (Kevin Bacon), police commissioner Ed Davis (John Goodman), sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese (J.K. Simmons) and nurse Carol Saunders (Michelle Monaghan).

The film is set to close the 2016 AFI Fest on Thursday. An accompanying fundraising campaign that will aid charities in the Boston area that honor or provide services for the first responders, medical professionals and survivors of the bombing kicks off Nov. 21. More details can be found here.

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Patriots Day was co-financed by CBS Films and Lionsgate with the former handling production and marketing and the latter handling distribution. Peter Berg directed the movie, which also stars Alex Wolff, Themo Melikidze, James Colby, Michael Beach, Rachel Brosnahan, Christopher O'Shea, Jake Picking, Jimmy O. Yang, Vincent Curatola, Melissa Benoist and Khandi Alexander.

The film opens Dec. 21 in Boston, New York and Los Angeles and expands nationwide Jan. 13.