Jake Gyllenhaal stars in the highly anticipated drama Stronger, based on the true story of Jeff Bauman, who lost his legs during the Boston Marathon bombing three years ago. The actor released a first look at the movie on his Facebook page on Thursday.
Gyllenhaal posted a photo of himself and Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany with the caption: “Love is strong.” The film is a deeply personal account of Bauman’s journey, who was running the April 15, 2013 Boston marathon and was uninjured during a series of bomb attacks. The story highlights the heroic journey that came after that tragic day – defining a man’s inner courage, a community’s pride, a family’s bond, and an unexpectedly tenacious love.
The movie does not have a release date but is scheduled for sometime in 2017. It is currently filming in Boston and is being directed by David Gordon Green (Our Brand is Crisis).