Miranda Richardson is set to join Jake Gyllenhaal in Lionsgate’s Boston Marathon bombing film STRONGER, which is inspired by the New York Times best selling book of the same name by Jeff Bauman and Bret Witer.
Based on a true story, Stronger follows the story of Bauman, who lost both his legs during the explosion while waiting for his girlfriend at the finish line. After surgery, he played an integral part in identifying Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the perpetrators responsible for the attack.
David Gordon Green is set to direct the script written by John Pollono. Gyllhaal will also produce with Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman, Scott Silver, and Michel Litvak. Riva Marker, Peter McGuigan, Anthony Mattero, Gary Michael Walters, Jeffrey Stott, and Nicolas Stern will serve as executive producers.
Lionsgate and CBS Films are co-financing another Boston Marathon bombing movie, Patriots Day directed by Peter Berg and starring Mark Wahlberg. Both films are slated for a 2017 release date.
Richardson is known for her Oscar-nominated performances in Damage and Tom & Viv. She also appeared as Rita Skeeter in the Harry Potter franchise as well as Belle and Testament of Youth. She is attached to star opposite Brian Cox in the upcoming Winston Churchill biopic, Churchill.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer