Patriots Day, the upcoming drama about the 2013 Boston Marathan bombing, is one of many recent films – the second this fall, in fact – in which Peter Berg directs Mark Wahlberg as a blue-collar hero in a fact-based drama about a recent American tragedy. This time, unlike Berg and Wahlberg’s Deepwater Horizon and Lone Survivor, the film is set and filmed in the actor’s hometown of Boston.
In a film about the fact-based event from only three years ago, in which the entire saga played out mostly on live TV, realism and verisimilitude are very important. A new video released by the production, called “Getting It Right,” shows just what the filmmakers are doing to make sure Patriots Day is authentic.
In the video, released by CBS Films, Berg, Wahlberg (also a producer) and others associated with the production pay tribute to the police and other first responders who protected …
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