10 Cloverfield Lane star John Goodman has been recruited to the cast of PATRIOTS DAY. He’ll join Mark Wahlberg and J.K. Simmons in Peter Berg’s dramatization of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’s account of the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath, including the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it. Goodman will play Davis. The script is from Matt Charman.
The film is being produced by CBS Films, with Lionsgate distributing. Wahlberg will produce through his Closest To The Hole Productions, with Scott Stuber through his Bluegrass Films, 60 Minutes producer Michael Radutzky, Stephen Levinson of Leverage Management, Dylan Clark, and Dorothy Aufiero. Louis G. Friedman, Eric Johnson, Nicholas Nesbitt, and Paul Tamasy will executive produce.
In 2013, the Boston Marathon erupted into chaos when a bomb exploded along the course. The film is the story of what happened that day and how the FBI, local police, state police and local first responders worked together to track, identify, and apprehend the suspected bombers. The story is based on the firsthand account of Davis, whose life rights were optioned by CBS Films, as well as research done and footage shot by 60 Minutes.
Goodman can currently be seen in the sleeper hit 10 Cloverfield Lane, and will be heard in the upcoming animated feature Ratchet & Clank. He’s currently in production with Kong: Skull Island alongside Brie Larson, and recently wrapped on The Coldest City opposite Charlize Theron.
Goodman is repped by Gersh.
Josh Lyons | Managing Editor