The first trailer for Stronger has debuted. The film tells the harrowing true story of Jeff Bauman, one of the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, who with courage and resolve aided the police in tracking down the culprits of the tragedy while also overcoming tremendous physical and emotional obstacles in the aftermath of the incident.
Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Bauman in the film directed by David Gordon Green (Our Brand is Crisis) – the film is an adaptation of Bauman’s book of the same name co-penned by Bret Witter; John Pollono wrote the screenplay. Emmy winner Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) co-stars alongside Clancy Brown and Miranda Richardson.
Check out the trailer below.
he synopsis reads, “Stronger is the inspiring true story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become the symbol of hope following the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Jeff, a 27-year-old, working-class Boston man who was at the marathon to try and win back his ex-girlfriend Erin (Tatiana Maslany). Waiting for her at the finish line when the blast occurs, he loses both his legs in the attack. After regaining consciousness in the hospital, Jeff is able to help law enforcement identify one of the bombers, but his own battle has just begun. He tackles months of physical and emotional rehabilitation with the unwavering support of Erin and his family. It is Jeff’s deeply personal account of the heroic journey that tests a family’s bond, defines a community’s pride and inspires his inner courage to overcome devastating adversity. Filled with raw emotion, humanity and humor, Stronger is the inspirational real-life story of the man who became the living embodiment of “Boston Strong.” The film also stars Academy Award® nominee Miranda Richardson and is directed by David Gordon Green.”
Stronger hits theaters on September 22nd.