Casey Affleck Goes Back to Boston to Lead Marathon Bombing Drama
Last year, just a few months after the bombing of the 2013 Boston Marathon, it was revealed that The Fighter writing duo Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy had been hired to adapt Boston Strong, a book by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge about the city's reaction to the Patriot Day attacks and also the hunt for the two siblings wanted in connection with the bombings. And now the project seems poised to move forward as Variety reports Casey Affleck is now attached to both star in and produce the film. The project will be taken out to studios as a film over the next week after a proposed plan for a miniseries didn't work out.
The younger Affleck has laid pretty low on the big screen over the past few years, but amped things up last year with roles in Out of the Furnace and Ain't Them Bodies Saints. He also has a role in Interstellar coming up, the crime thriller Triple Nine and now the Coast Guard drama The Finest Hours at Disney too. Affleck has been no stranger to Boston-centric films with Gone Baby Gone and Good Will Hunting in his past, and teaming up with the writers who helped make Boston authentic in The Fighter should make for a very genuine drama in the heart of The City on a Hill. Stay tuned for more.