Mark Wahlberg's Boston Pride Has Never Been More Apparent Than in This Patriots Day Trailer About the Boston Bombings

The actor revisited Massachusetts to reenact the historical 2013 events

By Samantha Schnurr Oct 05, 2016 8:17 PMTags
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Mark Wahlberg has returned to Beantown to reenact American history. 

In a newly released trailer for the upcoming Patriots Day, the Oscar nominee stars as a Boston police sergeant guarding the annual Boston Marathon. As the two-minute trailer unfolds, explosions rip the scene apart and a group of Massachusetts authority figures must band together to capture the culprit. As the official movie description reads, "This visceral and unflinching chronicle captures the suspense of one of the most sophisticated manhunts in law enforcement history and celebrates the strength of the people of Boston."

Clearly, the film was inspired largely by the city's 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing, which left six dead and nearly 300 people injured following explosions along Boylston Street as the race was in full swing. 

In addition to Wahlberg, who is also one of the film's producers, Patriots Day also features an all-star Hollywood cast, including Michelle MonaghanJ.K. SimmonsKevin Bacon and John Goodman

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Having been born in Massachusetts, Wahlberg has since paid tribute to his home state in notable roles spread throughout his career, including The FighterThe Departed and Ted.

Despite his ties to the town, the film has already ignited a controversy among those who have been impacted by the real events of the Boston Bombings. Some have rebuffed the project, arguing not enough time has passed for the wounds to heal. 

Still, there are many expressing interest in the film on social media. What do you think about it? Sound off in the comments!