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'The Fighter' Scribes to Pen Film About Boston Marathon Bombing

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July 8, 2013

Boston Marathon Bombing

It's been nearly three months since Boston was rocked my the tragic bombings that took place during the city's annual marathon, and it sounds like the feature film dramatization of the events following the attack is already in the works. Casey Sherman and Boston Herald reporter Dave Wedge are working on a book called Boston Strong, which chronicles the city's reaction to the Patriot Day attacks and also the hunt for the two siblings wanted in connection with the bommbings. Though the book hasn't been published, The Fighter writing duo Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy have already landed the rights to adapt it. Read on!

Just four days after the attacks, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the only surviving criminal behind the attacks, was captured in a wild chase that unfolded across television, social media and more. Considering how well Johnson and Tamasy captured Bostonites in the aforementioned boxing drama, they seem like the perfect duo to take this on (except maybe Ben Affleck and Matt Damon). It's likely the film won't get off the ground for a couple years, especially since the book won't be published until 2014, so hopefully enough time will have passed so that this doesn't seem like a opportunistic cash grab.

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Reader Feedback - 26 Comments

1

Does every event in society no matter how recent have to be made into a film?

Reznik on Jul 8, 2013

2

Yes.

N. on Jul 8, 2013

3

It was bound to happen...

N. on Jul 8, 2013

4

Im usually ok with these things but my immediate reaction is too soon.

Brandon V. Fletcher on Jul 8, 2013

5

too soon

truong18 on Jul 8, 2013

6

WTF? "Landed the rights?" What rights?

Guest on Jul 8, 2013

7

Wow Hollywood...the only reason you're interested in bringing this to theaters is because "Hey, we can probably make money off of this!" Went through your heads.

axalon on Jul 8, 2013

8

No. All this does is give those bastards the glory they want.

Xerxexx on Jul 8, 2013

9

Exactly but are you really all that surprised?

N. on Jul 8, 2013

10

Tad actually.

Xerxexx on Jul 8, 2013

11

I'm not, disappointed especially this soon but not surprised

N. on Jul 8, 2013

12

Too soon?

DAVIDPD on Jul 8, 2013

13

Gotta strike while while the iron is hot... I guess.

Nielsen700 on Jul 8, 2013

14

Come on...

reeft on Jul 8, 2013

15

I can see Affleck doing this. Too soon yes. I hope its tastefully done.

Alex Williams on Jul 8, 2013

16

lmfao. Fuckin sad.

dvt on Jul 8, 2013

17

Whens the Newtown movie coming out?

Unhappy camper on Jul 8, 2013

18

Really Hollywood, Really Hollywood, are you fucking kidding me. This is just going too far. This is scraping the lowest barrel of any type. Turning every single major news event into a movie like we haven't heard the story yet. This and Captain Phillips coming out this year, I am even calling out Zero Dark Thirty. The stories are intriguing none other the less but it shouldn't hold to a documenting fiction depicted with actors. It just feels they want to Hollywood wash everything these days.

Charlie Hard on Jul 8, 2013

19

Cause it's just BEGGING to be on screen? Meh, no thanks.

Nick Sears on Jul 8, 2013

20

I know it's not my say on this, but if they do make this movie all procedes, after they make a ROI, should go to the Boston marathon charities and or Red Cross. Otherwise, it's just another money grab by Hollywood. Lemme guess.... Someone is already trying to get the rights to make a movie on the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 plane crash. Wow just wow.

Hollywould, pathetic! on Jul 8, 2013

21

Spoiler: Antagonist gets caught in the end!

Tey on Jul 9, 2013

22

Balls.

Carpola on Jul 9, 2013

23

The film makers better hope this doesn't bomb at the box office.

kLO on Jul 9, 2013

24

wow

Vergil Kent on Jul 12, 2013

25

Hello, it's good that the movie will be about Boston marathon. My desire is to play role of Dzokhar Tsarnaev in this movie, so you want to ask why? Because, I have a curly hair exactly like a Dzhokhar, and I'm from Kazakhstan, I'm muslim and I speak russian very well. I am 18, and now I'm studying in Prague. if my post interested, everybody can follow me on Instagram "saudi095".

Guest on Nov 30, 2013

26

Hello, it's good that the movie will be about Boston marathon. My desire is to play role of Dzokhar Tsarnaev in this movie, so you want to ask why? Because, I have a curly hair exactly like a Dzhokhar, and I'm from Kazakhstan, I'm muslim and I speak russian very well. I am 18, and now I'm studying in Prague. if my post interested, everybody can write messages to me on Facebook.

Sultan Ospanov on Nov 30, 2013

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