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‘Stronger’ Trailer: Tatiana Maslany, Jake Gyllenhaal bring Boston Marathon story to the big-screen

Following the events of the Boston Marathon Bombing

Lionsgate releases a new trailer for “Stronger” today, the drama is set to hit theaters later this fall. Directed by David Gordon Green, the film is based on a true-story and will star Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany. The story was written by John Pollono, and joining Gyllenhaal and Maslany in the film are Miranda Richardson and Clancy Brown.

“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.” As we mentioned earlier, the film also stars Academy Award nominee Miranda Richardson and is directed by David Gordon Green.

The film will have a lot of competition at the box-office when it releases this September. The thriller “Friend Request,” starring Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, and Connor Paolo, is releasing that weekend, as well as the action-comedy “Kingsman The Golden Circle” starring Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, and Mark Strong. Warner Bros. will also be releasing the animated-comedy “Ninjago” that same weekend. Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions will release “Stronger” in theaters on September 22, 2017, but it will open to a limited number of theaters, so check your local listings.