David Gordon Green will direct Stronger, a true story of the Boston Marathon bombing
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that acclaimed director David Gordon Green (George Washington, Pineapple Express) has signed on to direct Lionsgate’s Boston Marathon Bombing project titled Stronger.
Based on the non-fiction survivor’s memoir of the same name by Jeff Bauman (with Bret Whitter), it tells Bauman’s story of waiting for his girlfriend to cross the finish line on April 15, 2013 when two pressure cooker bombs exploded killing three and wounding 260. Bauman lost both his legs and became a key witness in the ensuing manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the former having been sentenced to death this past May.
Bauman’s story of recuperation and triumph is being adapted to the screen by writers John Pollono (Sex & Marriage) and Scott Silver (8 Mile, The Fighter), and produced by Silver along with David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films.
Gordon Green just directed Al Pacino to solid reviews in the drama Manglehorn, and has the political dramedy Our Brand Is Crisis starring Sandra Bullock in post-production.
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