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The facts are all-too-clearly etched in our minds: On Patriots' Day, April 15, 2013, near the finish line of the Boston marathon, two pressure cooker bombs exploded about 12 seconds apart, killing three civilians and injuring an estimated 264 others causing the loss of blood and limbs. The subsequent 100-hour manhunt for the terrorist bombers, Chechen brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is enacted in Patriots Day, a raw, riveting, emotionally wrenching docudrama from Peter Berg and producer-star Mark Wahlberg. The director and his Boston-homeboy star, who collaborated laudably on the true-life dramas of 2013's »
As a director, Peter Berg isn't exactly subtle with his patriotism. Whether it's with the FBI embedded in the middle east (The Kingdom), a small Texas football town (Friday Night Lights), service members real (Lone Survivor) and fictional (Battleship), or civilian engineers facing a disaster (Deepwater Horizon), his movies proudly wave the American flag. It's only natural that his next movie is called Patriots Day. Co-written by Berg, Patriot's Day is about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing as seen through the eyes of the first responders and follow-up government teams that orchestrated the manhunt for the two bombing suspects. Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, Michelle Monaghan, J.K. Simmons and Khandi Alexander star. Patriots Day hits...
- Peter Hall
For the third time in as many years, director Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg will collaborate to present another true-life account of heroism, tragedy and the power of the human spirit. In 2013, it was Lone Survivor that brought both creatives together, and the pair have since reteamed for the white-knuckle ride known as Deepwater Horizon.
Touting an all-star ensemble and some truly edge-of-your-seat action sequences, Horizon was arguably better than it had any right to be, documenting the true tale of heroism buried beneath the messy Bp oil spill of 2010. Their latest project is called Patriots Day, one poised to shift the spotlight three years forward.
For on April 15, 2013, the city of Boston was rocked by a terrorist attack, one which resulted in the deaths of three civilians and hundreds of injuries to runners, bystanders and normal citizens going about their day. An attack on American soil was enough to »
- Michael Briers
The first trailer for Peter Berg‘s second film of 2016 (following last month’s decent Deepwater Horizon) Patriots Day has just been released online. The film will play in New York, Boston and Los Angeles prior to Christmas – possibly to secure it Oscar-voting eligibility, before it expands across the North American territories in early 2017.
Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, Michelle Monaghan, 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 make up the huge ensemble cast.
The film sees Berg re-team with current muse Mark Wahlberg for the telling of the true story of the Boston marathon bombing. Here’s the plot:
An account of the Boston Marathon bombing, Patriots Day is the powerful story of a community’s courage in the face of terror.
In the aftermath of an unspeakable attack, »
- Paul Heath
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Power, The Last Ship, Mistresses and American Gothic! First, a special Olympics interlude:
1 | Which accomplishment made you feel lazier: Ashton Eaton’s decathlon gold medal or sprinter Usain Bolt’s successful defense of his Fastest Man Alive title?
2 | How disheartening is it to see half-empty stadiums as the athletes compete? (And no, we’re not buying any of the organizers’ explanations. They went to get food… and never came back?)
3 | Is it a »
When a struggling writer, HIV positive for 20+ years, accidentally deposits a $100 birthday check, he is dropped from his health plan for earning too much. In thi snew era of sort-of universal care, can he take a helpless bureaucracy but also come up with $3000 a month to buy meds on his own? Welcome to the world’s first AIDS comedy. The new movie stars James Roday, Danny Glover, Robin Weigert, and Khandi Alexander. “Pushing Dead” will premiere at Frameline and Outfest 2016.
The post Exclusive: Pushing Dead Gets A New Movie Poster appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Rudie Obias
Helen Hunt is set to re-team with "Soul Surfer" director Sean McNamara on the inspirational sports movie "Live Like Line" at Ld Entertainment. David Aaron Cohen ("Friday Night Lights") penned the script with revisions by Elissa Matsueda. Filming is slated to begin in July.
The story chronicles Iowa City's West High girls volleyball team and its improbable run to the state championship under the guidance of their tough-love coach Kathy Bresnahan (Hunt) after the death of their star player Caroline 'Line' Found. [Source: Deadline]
When We First Met
Adam Devine ("Workaholics") is set to co-write and star opposite Alexandra Daddario ("San Andreas") in Ari Sandel's rom-com "When We First Met" for Footprint Features, Mxn and Wonderland Sound and Vision.
Devine stars as Noah, who spends the perfect first night with the girl of his dreams (Daddario) but gets relegated to the friend zone. He spends the next three »
- Garth Franklin
Patriots Day, CBS Films and Lionsgate’s real-life drama based on the marathon bombings that rocked the city of Boston three years ago, is already a crowded affair. But we now have word that the studios have recruited one final trio to feature in Peter Berg’s Oscar-tipped thriller.
It’s quite the threesome, too, headlined by Melissa Benoist of Supergirl fame – on board to portray Katherine Russell, wife to one of the two convicted terrorisits, Tamerlan Tsarnaev – Khandi Alexander and Jake Picking (The Way, Way Back). In terms of the latter duo, Alexander is playing a law enforcement interrogator, while Picking is attached to the role of MIT officer Sean Collier.
Remember we mentioned that ensemble cast? Reuniting with his Lone Survivor helmer – before the pair make it three-for-three with this year’s Deepwater Horizon – Mark Wahlberg leads the charge against the suspected offenders as Sgt. Tommy Saunders, a »
- Michael Briers
Benoist is playing Katherine Russell, Alexander is playing a law enforcement interrogator and Picking is playing MIT Police Officer Sean Collier. The film is currently shooting in Boston.
The film is being co-financed by CBS Films and Lionsgate with the former handling production and marketing and the latter handling distribution. “Patriots Day” will open Dec. 21 in Boston, Los Angeles and New York.
UTA and Anonymous Content represent Benoist. Alexander is represented by Green & Associates. »
- Dave McNary
“Supergirl” star Melissa Benoist is set to play Katherine Russell, the widow of Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev (played by Themo Melikidze) in Peter Berg‘s drama “Patriots Day,” it was announced Thursday. Emmy-nominated actress Khandi Alexander (“Scandal”), up-and-coming actor Jake Picking (“Goat”) and veteran character actor James DuMont (“Jurassic World”) have also joined the cast. “Patriots Day” chronicles the events surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. Mark Wahlberg stars alongside John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, Kevin Bacon and Michelle Monaghan. The film co-stars Jimmy O. Yang, Michael Beach, Vincent Curatola, James Colby and Alex Wolff, the latter of whom will play bomber Dzhokhar. »
- Jeff Sneider
Exclusive: Supergirl star Melissa Benoist has joined the cast of Patriots Day, the CBS Films and Lionsgate pic about the events surrounding the Boston Marathon bombing. She’ll play Katherine Russell, the wife of bomber Tamerlan Tsaraev. Two others also have joined the pic: Treme and CSI: Miami alum Khandi Alexander and Jake Picking (Goat). She will play a law enforcement interrogator, and he is Sean Collier, the MIT police officer who was shot to death after the… »
11 items from 2016
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