PATRIOTS DAY Casts Melissa Benoist

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Patriots Day, a drama that examines the events around the Boston Marathon Bombing, has cast Melissa Benoist in a major role.

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Benoist is set to play Katherine Russell, the wife of bomber Tamerlan Tsaraev. She is joining a star studded cast that includes Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, Jimmy O. Yang, Vince Curatola, Michael Beach and James Colby. Khandi Alexander (CSI: Miami) and Jake Picking (Goat) have also recently been announced as joining the project which is currently in production in Boston.

SOURCE: Deadline.com