Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross to score Boston Marathon bombing film ‘Patriots Day’


The upcoming Mark Wahlberg film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing will be scored by an Oscar-winning duo: Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and his collaborator Atticus Ross.

Titled Patriots Day, the film details the events around the Boylston Street bombings and subsequent manhunt of the two perpetrators. It’s out on limited release December 21, and is based on the book Boston Strong: A City’s Triumph Over Tragedy, co-authored by former Boston Herald reporter Dave Wedge and writer Casey Sherman.

Reznor’s involvement was confirmed over the weekend via Instagram by Patriots Day director Peter Berg.


“I couldn’t be more honored than to be working with these two straight up genius artists,” Berg wrote. “Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Bringing their deep soul and fury to [Patriots Day].”

Patriots Day opens nationwide on January 13, and in addition to Wahlberg, the cast includes John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, Michelle Monaghan, and Kevin Bacon.

Reznor and Ross have some familiarity scoring films set in the Boston area. The duo were at the helm for David Fincher’s 2010 Facebook drama The Social Network, which took home Best Original Score at the 2010 Academy Awards.