First Look: ‘Stronger’ Trailer Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany

Stronger Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany
Tatiana Maslany and Jake Gyllenhaal in ‘Stronger’ (Photo Credit: Scott Garfield / Courtesy of Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions)

The first trailer’s arrived for Stronger, Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate’s entry into the Oscar race. Stronger‘s based on the true story of one of the courageous victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and stars Jake Gyllenhaal (Nocturnal Animals), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Miranda Richardson (Rubicon), and Clancy Brown (Warcraft: The Beginning). John Pollono wrote the script and David Gordon Green (Your Highness, Pineapple Express) directed.

Stronger arrives in theaters on September 22, 2017.

The Plot: 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. Filled with raw emotion, humanity and humor, Stronger is the inspirational real-life story of the man who became the living embodiment of “Boston Strong.”