The cast of Mark Walhberg's movie about the Marathon bombings is growing and another A-lister is going to be filming nearby. reports that Kevin Bacon has joined the cast of Patriots' Day and will be playing Special Agent Richard DesLauriers, who was in charge of the FBI's Boston office at the time of the bombing.

Patriots' Day director Perter Berg released a statement about Bacon's addition to the cast saying,

Richard DesLauriers worked tirelessly as one of the key figures in an impossibly sophisticated investigation and Kevin Bacon possesses the intelligence and empathy to portray him.”

Filming is already underway on the movie and it will premiere in Boston theaters on December 21.

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