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November 15, 2016

WATCH: Gripping trailer for 'Patriots Day' film on marathon bombing

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Kevin Bacon plays FBI investigator Richard Deslauriers.

Three-and-a-half years after the devastating Boston Marathon bombing, director Peter Berg is ramping up to premiere a holiday-season film that will recreate the citywide manhunt that led to the dramatic capture of the suspects, one dead and one alive.

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon and John Goodman, "Patriots Day" will follow the investigative team's efforts to track down Chechen brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The attack killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev died following a shootout with police in the Boston suburb of Watertown, where a federal indictment said his younger brother ran him over with an SUV. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who escaped the scene but was caught a day later, has been sentenced to death

Bacon, a Philly native, will play FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard Deslauriers, who retired from a 26-year career a few months after the attack. Deslauriers led the FBI's counterterrorism investigation in 2013 and was previously involved in the 2011 capture of Whitey Bulger, who had been a fugitive for 16 years.

Produced by CBS Films and Lionsgate, "Patriots Day" will hit theaters Dec. 21.

Here's the official trailer.