Stronger centres on Jeff Bauman (Jake Gyllenhaal – Okja), a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, who helps the police track down the killers while struggling to recover from the devastating trauma of losing his legs in the blast. He wasn’t participating in the marathon – that was his girlfriend, Erin Hurley (Tatiana Maslany), but as the trailer shows, circumstances lead to Jeff being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Taking its name from the phrase ‘Boston Strong‘ which came about following the tragedy, Stronger is released in the UK on December 8th.
Yes, it comes out some time later after Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg’s Patriots Day, but as World War II shows, there are many tales to be told for any given situation.
Director: David Gordon Green
Writers: John Pollono, based on the book Stronger, by Jeff Bauman and Bret Witter
Also stars: Clancy Brown, Miranda Richardson, Frankie Shaw, Maggie Castle, Acei Martin
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size version:
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