Jake Gyllenhaal Stars In First Trailer For Boston Marathon Bombing Film, ‘Stronger’

Last year, Hollywood released their first attempt to dramatize the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Patriots Day starred Mark Wahlberg and Kevin Bacon, and while the film received mostly positive reviews from critics, some people local to the Boston area felt like it was just an attempt to make money out of a bad situation.

Well, now we have a second Boston Marathon movie coming. This one is titled ‘Stronger’ and it stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany. This story will be a bit different than the one told in Patriots Day.

Stronger will focus on the true story of one victim named Jeff Bauman, “an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become the symbol of hope following the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.”

Going by the trailer and synopsis (see below) I will say that I am more excited to watch this movie than I was for Patriots Day. That doesn’t mean much of anything because you can’t judge a movie by its trailer.

We’ll just have to wait for this film to hit theaters September 22, 2017.

“Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Jeff, a 27-year-old, working-class Boston man who was at the marathon to try and win back his ex-girlfriend Erin (Tatiana Maslany). Waiting for her at the finish line when the blast occurs, he loses both his legs in the attack.

After regaining consciousness in the hospital, Jeff is able to help law enforcement identify one of the bombers, but his own battle has just begun. He tackles months of physical and emotional rehabilitation with the unwavering support of Erin and his family.

It is Jeff’s deeply personal account of the heroic journey that tests a family’s bond, defines a community’s pride and inspires his inner courage to overcome devastating adversity. Filled with raw emotion, humanity and humor, Stronger is the inspirational real-life story of the man who became the living embodiment of ‘Boston Strong.'”

First Trailer For Boston Marathon Bombing Drama ‘Patriots Day’ Has Been Released (VIDEO)

When Hollywood isn’t busy making sequels to comic book films, they spend their time checking CNN to see which tragic event they can make a quick buck on. Typically, they’ll wait at least five years before they release the project, but with the Boston Marathon Bombing?

They couldn’t wait. It’s been a little over three years since the disturbing attack on Boston. The wounds are still fresh, but don’t you worry…Mark Wahlberg is here to save the day! The same Mark Wahlberg that was charged with attempted murder after he attacked a dude with a wooden stick and called him a “Vietnam f–king sh-t.”

But we don’t talk about that now.

Patriots Day will be hitting select theaters on Christmas, so make sure you drag your entire family to watch this masterpiece. It opens in all theaters Jan. 13.

In addition to Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman and J.K. Simmons will co-star in the movie. That is a pretty talented cast, and might be the only reason to give this movie a shot.

You can check out the official synopsis and trailer below…

“In the aftermath of an unspeakable attack, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again. Weaving together the stories of Special Agent Richard DesLauriers, Police Commissioner Ed Davis, Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese and nurse Carol Saunders, this visceral and unflinching chronicle captures the suspense of one of the most sophisticated manhunts in law enforcement history and celebrates the strength of the people of Boston.”


Mark Wahlberg Will Produce Boston Marathon Bombing Movie For CBS Films

It’s only been two years, but it looks like development on a film chronicling the events of the 2013 bombings has already started.

The Wrap reports that Boston native Mark Wahlberg will produce the movie for CBS Films. Some people believe he will also star in the film as city police commissioner Ed Davis, but he would have to pull off one heck of a transformation to make that happen.

Matt Charman (Bridge of Spies) is currently writing the screenplay. As of right now, the film doesn’t have any actors or directors attached to it.

The working title is Patriots’ Day, and CBS Films president Terry Press had this to say about the story…

“There is nothing more compelling than a real story populated by real heroes. The team that we have assembled for this project is determined to give audiences a very personal look at what occurred during the days when the eyes of the world were on the city of Boston and how a group of contemporary patriots faced this crisis.”

And as we were doing more research on this film, we discovered 20th Century Fox already purchased a script titled, Boston Strong. Daniel Espinosa will be directing the movie, which will reportedly begin filming this year.

This means we have at least two films being made about a tragic event that happened just two years ago. How do you feel about this? Are these projects being started a little too soon?