FOX is currently in production to create an event series surrounding the Boston Marathon bombing.
The untitled project is in development and is based on the best-selling book Long Mile Home,
written by Boston Globe.
The book centers on five people whose lives are changed forever after the two bombing blasts at the finish life of the 2013 Boston Marathon.
According to Deadline
, "Basil Iwanyk, producer of We Are Marshall
and executive producer of The Expendables
franchise, will produce through his Thunder Road production company. He and Kent Kubena, who’s filming Gods Of Egypt
, will shepherd the project for Thunder Road."
Rod Lurie is set to write and direct the new series. Lurie recently visited Boston ahead of the 2014 marathon to get a sense of the people and the place. “It’s a big beautiful city,” he posted on Facebook, “with a bounce-back population that takes care, not just of its own, but others as well, and they aren’t about to be stopped by a couple of punks, potheads without a winning bone in their body, cowards without a country. There’s no place on Earth I’d rather be than right here, right now.” Visiting the apartment where the bombers lived, Lurie found a note thumb-tacked to the door: “Nobody in the building has anything to say to journalists/reporters. Please go away.”
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