According to sources, Mark Wahlberg and CBS Films purchased the rights to “Boston Strong,” a book by former Boston Herald reporter Dave Wedge and author Casey Sherman from 20th Century Fox. Wahlberg is expected to play Boston police Detective Danny Keeler in the movie.
Less than three years after bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the Boston Marathon, two movies, a play and an HBO documentary are in the works, causing decidedly mixed feelings among some of those most touched by the tragedy.
The Book gives an inside look at the Boston Marathon bombings with a unique, Boston-based account of the events that riveted the world. From the Tsarnaev brothers’ years leading up to the act of terror to the bomb scene itself (which both authors witnessed first-hand within minutes of the blast), from the terrifying police shootout with the suspects to the ultimate capture of the younger brother, Boston Strong: A City’s Triumph over Tragedy reports all the facts—and so much more.
Based on months of intensive interviews, this is the first book to tell the entire story through the eyes of those who experienced it.
From the cop first on the scene, to the detectives assigned to the manhunt, the authors provide a behind-the-scenes look at the investigation. More than a true-crime book, Boston Strong also tells the tragic but ultimately life-affirming story of the victims and their recoveries and gives voice to those who lost loved ones.