Mark Wahlberg didn’t want to make Patriot’s Day the upcoming Boston Marathon bombing movie.
Despite several open casting calls and the fact that Wahlberg has been spotted across Boston filming scenes for his new movie Patriot’s Day, a new report suggests that he never wanted to be a part of the production.
Everybody knows somebody who was directly impacted by the bombings at the marathon, and what a horrible tragedy it was, the Massachusetts native said after he surprised runners ahead of Mondays marathon over the weekend. When they decided they were going to make this movie, they had come to me and asked if I wanted to be a part of it, and I was like, I dont think its a good idea.
Wahlberg added the movie’s script completely changed his mind:
But then when I read the script then I realized, oh my God, this is so powerful and so inspiring and such a tribute to everybody: victims, the rescue workers, the police department, the FBI, everybody, Wahlberg explained.
I also realized that if I wasnt going to be a part of this somebody else was going to be and I didnt know if they would handle it and be as committed to getting it right as I would, he added. So, I figured, you know what, I needed to be a part of this and I am so glad that I did.
Patriot’s Day stars Michelle Monaghan, J.K. Simmons and John Goodman and centers around the 2013 terrorist attack which left three people did and over 250 injured.
I can guarantee every one of you guys that we are going to make every single person very, very proud, and thats what were committed to doing, he said.
The movie hits theaters on December 21st. Casting directors are still casting background extras for Patriot’s Day, you can still check out the latest casting calls..
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