Boston Marathon Bombing Movie Already In The Works

Boston Marathon Movie

A movie based on the Boston Marathon bombing is already in the works.

Although the tragedy is still fresh in everyone’s mind, it would appear Hollywood is wasting no time securing the rights to one of the stories. The upcoming motion picture will be based on the book Boston Strong by Casey Sherman and Boston Herald reporter Dave Wedge.

The Boston Marathon bombing movie will be penned by The Fighter scribes Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy. According to Deadline, the book will be published by the University Press of New England next year. No word yet when the movie will be released.

Boston Strong will reportedly chronicle the city’s reaction to the marathon bombings earlier this year. The book will also tackle the manhunt for Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

The Wrap reports that Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy have optioned the rights to the upcoming book for one year. It’s believed the writers may have to acquire additional rights should it take longer to bring the project to fruition.

This isn’t the first collaboration between writer Casey Sherman and The Fighter scribes. The team, along with producer Dorothy Aufiero, previously optioned the rights to Sherman’s book The Finest Hour. The adaptation is currently being developed at Disney with Robert Schwentke at the helm. A release date has not been set.

Although Johnson and Tamasy seem dedicated to bringing the Boston Marathon bombing movie to life, it’s unclear who will end up directing the picture. Since the project is still in the early stages of development, no one has been approached to handle the movie just yet.

While some may balk at the idea of tackling the Boston Marathon bombing so soon after the incident, an industry insider revealed that the screenwriters aren’t interested in exploiting the tragedy. It will be interesting to see how the general public responds to the news.

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