‘Stronger,’ movie about Bos­ton Marathon bomb­ing, hits the­aters

The Standard Journal - - ENTERTAINMENT -

BOS­TON — A new film star­ring Jake Gyl­len­haal as Bos­ton Marathon bomb­ing sur­vivor Jeff Bau­man is hit­ting the­aters na­tion­wide.

“Stronger” cap­tures Bau­man re­cal­i­brat­ing his life af­ter los­ing both legs in the April 2013 bomb­ings near the marathon fin­ish line. Ta­tiana Maslany plays Bau­man’s then-girl­friend, Erin Hur­ley.

It’s based on Bau­man’s 2014 mem­oir of the same name.

The movie pre­miered ear­lier this month at Bos­ton’s Spauld­ing Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Hospi­tal, which treated Bau­man and dozens of other bomb­ing vic­tims. It also was screened at the Toronto In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val.

Hur­ley was run­ning and Bau­man was cheer­ing her on when the bombs ex­ploded, killing three spec­ta­tors and in­jur­ing more than 260 oth­ers.

Dzhokhar Tsar­naev was con­victed on fed­eral charges and sen­tenced to death.

His older brother, Tamer­lan Tsar­naev, died in a stand­off with po­lice.

File, Steven Senne / The As­so­ci­ated Press

Jake Gyl­len­haal (left) and Bos­ton Marathon bomb­ing sur­vivor Jeff Bau­man ar­rive on the red car­pet at the U.S. pre­miere of the movie “Stronger” at the Spauld­ing Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Hospi­tal, where Bau­man and oth­ers who were in­jured in the 2013 deadly at­tack were treated in Bos­ton. Gyl­len­haal plays Bau­man in the film.

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