‘Boston Strong’: Casey Affleck To Star In, Produce Marathon Bombing Movie
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A movie adaptation of Boston Strong, a book about the Boston Marathon bombings and manhunt that followed, was first announced back in July of 2013. Now comes word that Massachusetts native Casey Affleck is set to star in and produce the movie.

The book is written by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge, and the rights to adapt it were optioned by The Fighter writers Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy, who penned the spec script.

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‘The Fighter’ Screenwriters Grab Rights To Boston Marathon Bombings Movie ‘Boston Strong’
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You knew it was only a matter of time before this happened. Screenwriters Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasay have optioned the rights to Boston Strong, an upcoming book by true crime author Casey Sherman and Boston Herald reporter Dave Wedge that covers the Boston Marathon bombings that took place on April 15th of this year, the city of Boston’s reaction to the tragedy, and the manhunt to find the brothers who were responsible for it.

The book isn’t due out until sometime next year, but as we’ve seen happening more and more often lately, Hollywood isn’t fond of waiting around decades to make movies about significant news stories anymore.

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