John Goodman Joins Mark Wahlberg in Boston Marathon Bombing Movie 'Patriots Day'

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J.K. Simmons joined the cast earlier this week.

10 Cloverfield Lane star John Goodman has joined the cast of Patriots Day, CBS Films and Lionsgate’s Boston Marathon bombing thriller.

Peter Berg is in the director’s chair for the picture, which focuses on the events surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Wahlberg stars as a composite Boston Police Department officer who is central to the investigation and manhunt, while Simmons will play Sgt. Jeffrey Pugliese of the Watertown Police Department, who distinguished himself in combat with Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Goodman will play former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, who played a key role in coordinating the FBI, Watertown Police Department, Boston Police Department, Massachusetts State Police and local first responders.

“Commissioner Davis is an American hero, and John Goodman brings the extraordinary combination of humility, gravitas and empathy to portray him,” Berg said Friday in a statement.

Scott Stuber, Wahlberg, Hutch Parker, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson and Michael Radutzky are producing.

CBS Films is handling production and marketing of the project, while Lionsgate is taking care of distribution. Filming is slated to begin later this month in Boston. The goal is to open the movie in Boston, New York and Los Angeles on Dec. 21.

Goodman, who recently appeared in the Hollywood Blacklist drama Trumbo and is wrapping up shooting Kong: Skull Island, is repped by Gersh and Frankfurt Kurnit.