Tatiana Maslany’s star is rising fast. After being on the shortlist for the lead in Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII, she has been approached to star opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in the David Gordon Green directed Stronger.
The film is based on the real-life events of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing from the perspective of Jeff Bauman (Gyllenhaal), who was injured in the attack and critical in identifying the bomber. Maslany will play Bauman’s girlfriend who was running in the race.
The script was adapted by John Pollono from the book of the same name, written by Jeff Bauman and Brett Witter.
Mandeville Films is handling the film with Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman, and Scott Silver producing, and Peter McGuigan and Anthony Mattero executive producing.
Emily J | Staff Writer