Bold Films has come on board to produce and fully finance Lionsgate’s Boston Marathon bombing feature “Stronger” which stars and now will be produced by Jake Gyllenhaal – the first film from his Nine Stories production banner.
The project is based on the book by Jeff Bauman, a man who was waiting for his girlfriend at the finish line of the annual marathon when two pressure-cooker bombs exploded, killing three people and injuring more than 260 others.
Gyllenhaal will portray Bauman, while Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”) will play his girlfriend. David Gordon Green will direct from a script by John Pollono, with filming to begin April 4th. Scott Silver, Michel Litvak, Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman will also produce.