'The Fighter' Scribes to Pen Film About Boston Marathon Bombing
by Ethan Anderton
July 8, 2013
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.