Just three months after the Boston Marathon bombings rocked the city, Hollywood is already working at adapting the events into a feature film. The upcoming movie will be based on a yet-to-be published book ‘Boston Strong’ by Casey Sherman and Boston Herald reporter Dave Wedge.
The Oscar-nominated screenwriters behind Mark Wahlberg’s Oscar-winning boxing drama The Fighter — Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy — have picked up the feature rights to Boston Strong.
The book will examine ‘the city’s reaction to the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15 and the subsequent hunt for sibling suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the latter of whom was captured April 19 following a massive manhunt.’
It will be released next year by University Press.
The writing duo also penned the script for Sherman and Michael J. Tougias’ novel ‘The Finest Hours‘, about a 1952 Coast Guard oil tanker rescue in 2011, which currently has Robert Schwentke (R.I.P.D.) set to helm.
We’ll be posting a lot more detail over the coming months, but as 9/11 proved, tragic real history doesn’t always translate to success at the box-office.