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Jake Picking joins ‘Patriots Day’ cast

Jake Picking.
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Jake Picking.

Jake Picking, who most recently appeared in “The Way Way Back” and “Goat,” has joined the cast of director Peter Berg’s “Patriots Day” and will play the role of slain MIT police officer Sean Collier. The producers — CBS Films and Lionsgate — also announced that Emmy nominee Khandi Alexander will play a law enforcement interrogator in the movie about the Boston Marathon bombings and Melissa Benoist will play Katherine Russell, wife of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the brothers responsible for the bombings. “Patriots Day” stars Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, and Kevin Bacon. The film is slated to open in Boston, New York, and Los Angeles on Dec. 21.

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