When there is any sort of major tragedy in the world, you can guarantee that it will not take long for Hollywood to make a movie based on the events, so it is no surprise that we have a couple of new movies being released, based on the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013. One of those new movies is Patriots Day, which stars Mark Wahlberg, and Mark has admitted that he had some doubts about making the movie so soon after that tragic day.
During a recent interview with Deadline, Wahlberg told them, "For awhile, we kind of debated it back and forth that it was too soon. But then we realised that with all the stuff that's going on in the world, if you look at Orlando, if you look at Paris, if you look everywhere all over the world, it's really not soon enough because this is a message about love and hope and people coming together."
Meanwhile, the talented actor also went on to admit that he felt extremely proud to be a part of such a powerful movie, adding, "It's such a small community, so everyone knew someone who was affected. I also felt a sense of pride being there. It was extremely difficult making [the] movie ... it's becoming more and more difficult to talk about it."
As well as starring Mark Wahlberg, the cast of Patriots Day also features such talented stars as J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Kevin Bacon, Michelle Monaghan, and John Goodman, among others. Patriots Day has been directed by Peter Berg, who also had a hand in penning the screenplay for the movie, which is set to hit the big screen on January 13, 2017 in the US, before then opening in the UK on February 24, 2017.