The hot streak of great Jake Gyllenhaal performances is showing little signs of abating, if the latest look at David Gordon Green’s (Prince Avalanche) Stronger is anything to by.
The Prisoners and Okja (currently on Netflix) star plays real-life survivor Jeff Bauman, as he looks to rebuild his life and overcome the trauma of the horrific Boston Marathon bombing, that occurred back in 2013.
Also starring Tatiana Maslany and Miranda Richardson, the film is released on 8th December in the UK.
‘Stronger is the inspiring true story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become the symbol of hope following the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Jeff, a 27-year-old, working-class Boston man who was at the marathon to try and win back his ex-girlfriend Erin (Tatiana Maslany). Waiting for her at the finish line when the blast occurs, he loses both his legs in the attack. After regaining consciousness in the hospital, Jeff is able to help law enforcement identify one of the bombers, but his own battle has just begun. He tackles months of physical and emotional rehabilitation with the unwavering support of Erin and his family. It is Jeff’s deeply personal account of the heroic journey that tests a family’s bond, defines a community’s pride and inspires his inner courage to overcome devastating adversity.’