J.K. Simmons has been cast in Patriots Day, a film based on the Boston marathon bombing.
J.K. Simmons has joined Mark Wahlberg in the cast of Patriots Day, the CBS Films and Lionsgate pic that chronicles the events surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Peter Berg is directing the script from Oscar-nominated Bridge Of Spies co-scribe Matt Charman. Scott Stuber, Wahlberg, Hutch Parker, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson and Michael Radutzky are producing. The film starts shooting next month in Boston, so this is starting to cast up.
Simmons will play Watertown PD Sgt. Jeffrey Puglies, who distinguished himself in combat with Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Wahlberg plays a composite Boston cop who is central to the investigation and manhunt.