Mark Wahlberg is your man for another Boston Marathon Bombing film


Deep Impact and Armageddon. Dr. Strangelove and Fail-Safe. Olympus Has Fallen and White House down. Since the dawn of time, it has been writ that an idea may not stand alone, when it can stand with a similar, competing idea released two to four months apart. I’m fairly sure that’s in the terms and conditions of the original americandream.txt.

And lo, as of this day, we may add to that list Patriot’s Day and Boston Strong. Patriot’s Day is the recently announced film from the famously socially conscious Marky Mark, and CBS Films, He’ll be producing and likely starring in the film, and Matt Charman is writing the script. It’ll be a thriller from the POV of the police and FBI as they conduct a manhunt for the Tsarnaev Brothers.

I’m just gonna say it: everything about this announcement is disgusting. It’s exploitative and actively equates patriotism with a militarised police force, trying to rewrite the narrative for a more complex period in time, and they’ve done nothing to earn the benefit of the doubt.