You'll be incredibly unsurprised to learn that Hollywood is already turning all the gears to get a Boston Marathon movie to a theater near you ASAP. Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy—the duo that tag-teamed the script for The Fighter—have optioned the feature film rights to a book about the Boston Marathon bombing that hasn't even been published yet.
Casey Sherman and Boston Herald reporter Dave Wedge are working on the book Boston Strong and Hollywood couldn't sit by licking its chops until the thing came out.
"Boston Strong" will examine the city's reaction to the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15 and the subsequent hunt for sibling suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the latter of whom was captured April 19 following a massive manhunt.
Sherman and Wedge are currently writing "Boston Strong," which University Press of New England will publish sometime next year. Johnson and Tamasy will write the script themselves, as they have the option for at least one year and may acquire additional rights if necessary.
Anyone know if Nicolas Cage can fake a Boston accent? Asking for a friend. [The Wrap]