The story of Boston Marathon Bombing will be turned into a movie at Lionsgate. The Hollywood Reporter learns that the studio is adapting a book called "Stronger" by Jeff Bauman, who survived the tragic incident and lost both his legs in the attack.
The book chronicles Bauman's experience during bombings on April 15, 2013 when he was waiting for his girlfriend at the finish line of the annual marathon. Two pressure cooker bombs exploded, killing 3 people and injuring more than 260 others.
John Pollono, who wrote and starred in the Off-Broadway play "Small Engine Repair", is tapped to pen the script based on the book co-written by Bret Whitter which hit shelves in April. This project marks Pollono's first full-length feature.
Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman are producing along with Scott Silver. The trio previously worked together on Oscar-nominated film "The Fighter" which was penned by Silver. The scribe was also the writer behind another critically-acclaimed pic "8 Mile".