Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor's Memoir Readies for Adaptation

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lionsgate is planning a film based on Stronger, a recently published memoir by Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman.

Bauman, who lost both of his legs in the attack, provided crucial information from his hospital bed that later enabled investigators to identify accused bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Survivor, which Bauman co-wrote with Brett Whitter, is the story of his harrowing experience that day at the Marathon and his slow road to recovery.

Stronger will be adapted for the screen by actor and writer John Pollono, who wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed 2011 play Small Engine Repair. Television viewers, however, may better know Pollono for his recurring role as police officer Pat Dolan on Frank Darabont's short-lived crime series "Mob City," as well as for smaller roles on "Intelligence," "Masters of Sex," and "How I Met Your Mother."

The as-yet untitled film will be produced by Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman, both of Mandeville Films. Joining them on the project will be Scott Silver, whose credits include scripts for "8 Mile" and "The Fighter," the latter of which was also produced by Lieberman and Hoberman.

Further information about the project wasn't available at the time of this writing.