The story focuses on Jeff Bauman, a victim of the terrorist attack who lost both his legs. Co-written by Bret Witter, the book follows Bauman as he attempts rehab and acts as a key witness in the trial against bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Green, the genre-hopping filmmaker who has also directed episodes of Eastbound and Down, will shoot from a script by John Pollono and Scott Silver. Silver previously penned 8 Mile as well as The Fighter, and will once again join the latter film’s producers, David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman, for Stronger.
This is just one of a handful of Boston bombing movies in the works. CBS Films has Mark Whalberg attached to Patriot’s Day, while Fox needs a new director for Boston Strong after Daniel Espinosa stepped away.