BOSTON (CBS) – The star of “Supergirl” on CBS is joining the cast of an upcoming movie about the Boston Marathon bombing.
Melissa Benoist will portray Katherine Russell, the wife of bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, in “Patriots Day.” He was killed in the manhunt following the deadly attacks, and questions were raised during the trial of his brother, Dzhokhar, about how much Russell knew of their plans.READ MORE: Winthrop Woman Found Dead On Camelback Mountain In Arizona
The news was first reported by Deadline, which also revealed that actor Jake Picking will portray MIT police officer Sean Collier.READ MORE: Laundry Detergent Spills On I-495 After Rollover Crash In Wrentham, Causes Significant Delays
Collier was shot to death by the bombers in the aftermath of the attacks.
Benoist and Picking join a star-studded cast that includes Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Kevin Bacon and J.K. Simmons.MORE NEWS: 'Definitely Concerned': Travelers At Logan Airport Cautious About Catching COVID Delta Variant On Summer Trips
“Patriots Day” is expected to be released in theaters starting in December.