The 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon, which killed 3 civilians and injured more than 200 others, has spurred many real-life accounts of the tragedy.
One such account is, “Stronger”, moving story of Jeff Bauman, who lost both his legs as he awaited his girlfriend’s finish that fateful day. Jeff’s book became a New York Times bestseller and it has been adapted into a film.
The synopsis is as follows:
“Jeff Bauman loses both of his legs when two bombs explode during the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. After regaining consciousness in the hospital, Jeff is able to help law enforcement identify one of the suspects, but his own battle is just beginning. With unwavering support from his family and girlfriend, Bauman embarks on a long and heroic journey to physical and emotional rehabilitation.”
Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays Jeff Bauman in the film, spent a lot of time with Jeff as well as his family to prepare for the role. In speaking about playing Jeff Bauman, Jake Gyllenhaal said, “If you’re going to put one word or an adjective alongside him, along with the many others, ‘hero’ would definitely be one of them.”
Directed by David Gordon Green, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Frankie Shaw, and Clancy Brown, “Stronger” is slated to be released in cinemas on 22nd September 2017.
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