CBS Films and Lionsgate announced today that Melissa Benoist (Supergirl), Emmy-nominee Khandi Alexander (Scandal, Treme) and Jake Picking (Goat, The Way Way Back) have joined Peter Berg’s Boston bombing drama Patriots Day.
Patriots Day stars Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin Bacon, Michael Beach, Jimmy O. Yang, Vincent Curatola, Alex Wolff, James Colby, Themo Melikidze, Rachel Brosnahan and Christopher O’Shea
The film is being 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. Benoist is playing Katherine Russell, Alexander is playing a law enforcement interrogator and Picking is playing MIT Police Officer Sean Collier.
The film is being co-financed by CBS Films and Lionsgate with the former handling production and marketing and the latter handling distribution.
UTA and Anonymous Content represent Melissa Benoist. Khandi Alexander is represented by Green & Associates. Innovative Artists and Management 360 represent Jake Picking. The film is currently in production in Boston and will open in Boston, New York and Los Angeles on December 21, 2016.