Today in WAY TOO SOON comes the news that the screenwriters responsible for The Fighter have already picked up the feature film rights to Boston Strong, a forthcoming book on the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings. The book, which is currently being written, will focus on the city's response to the attack, including details about the manhunt that led to the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the death of his brother, Tamerlan. It will be published next year.
Of course, one has to wonder whether a film about the event is even necessary, considering each and every one of us watched every awful and heart-pounding moment on television. What more can you provide by a dramatization? It all reeks of exploitation, but then again, we've seen 9/11 done, many times, over the decade, so it's not new.
Anyway, casting the film's protagonist will be decided by a Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Mark Wahlberg cage match over the Charles River.