Patriots Day is the tragic true story of the bombings that took place during the Boston marathon back in 2013, and the dedicated police officers who tried to bring the perpetrators to justice. In this featurette, we focus on Sgt. Jeffrey Pugliese.
Pugliese is played by J.K. Simmons, who tells us that Pugliese is not the most likely man to be a hero, but when he does spring into action, he does his job well. We also get a look at how the real Pugliese advised both the filmmakers and Simmons on how to portray his character, and even allowed them to shoot scenes in his actual house, which surely added a sense of authenticity to the film.
Sgt. Jeffrey Pugliese is a hero, and J.K. Simmons is a damn good actor; hopefully this should lead to some terrific stuff with Patriots Day comes out.
Patriots Day is out 24th February