Tatiana Maslany Joins Jake Gyllenhaal in Boston Bombing Film Stronger

Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany will co-star with Jake Gyllenhaal in Stronger

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Emmy-nominated “Orphan Black” actress Tatiana Maslany has entered negotiations to co-star with Jake Gyllenhaal in Lionsgate’s Boston Marathon bombing project titled Stronger, directed by David Gordon Green (George Washington, Pineapple Express).

Based on the non-fiction survivor’s memoir of the same name by Jeff Bauman (with Bret Whitter), Stronger 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 264. 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.

There is no word on whether Maslany’s casting in Stronger infers that she is out of the running for Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII, for which she did a chemistry read last weekend. 

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