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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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  • Reznik
    Does every event in society no matter how recent have to be made into a film?
    • N.
      Yes.
  • N.
    It was bound to happen...
  • Brandon V. Fletcher
    Im usually ok with these things but my immediate reaction is too soon.
  • truong18
    too soon
  • Guest
    WTF? "Landed the rights?" What rights?
  • axalon
    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.
  • Xerxexx
    No. All this does is give those bastards the glory they want.
    • N.
      Exactly but are you really all that surprised?
      • Xerxexx
        Tad actually.
        • N.
          I'm not, disappointed especially this soon but not surprised
  • DAVIDPD
    Too soon?
  • Nielsen700
    Gotta strike while while the iron is hot... I guess.
  • http://www.pewpewpew.de/ reeft
    Come on...
  • Alex Williams
    I can see Affleck doing this. Too soon yes. I hope its tastefully done.
  • dvt
    lmfao. Fuckin sad.
  • Unhappy camper
    Whens the Newtown movie coming out?
  • Charlie Hard
    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.
  • Nick Sears
    Cause it's just BEGGING to be on screen? Meh, no thanks.
  • Hollywould, pathetic!
    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.
  • Tey
    Spoiler: Antagonist gets caught in the end!
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YGEVuJ4mM Carpola
    Balls.
  • kLO
    The film makers better hope this doesn't bomb at the box office.
    • Vergil Kent
      wow
  • Guest
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  • Sultan Ospanov
    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.

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