Stronger, directed by David Gordon Green (Manglehorn, Joe) and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, hits Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand December 19 via Lionsgate. An Oscar nominee for his work in the Los Angeles set thriller Nightcrawler, Gyllenhaal is definitely receiving his share of awards talk for Stronger.
The film is based on the true story of Jeff Bauman, a Bostonian who lost both of his legs at the 2013 marathon. Bauman, who helped law enforcement identify one of the bombers, was hailed as a hero due to his “Boston Strong” mentality, and the reality behind his tragic yet ultimately determined journey is captured to vivid effect by Gyllenhaal and Green. The film, based on Bauman’s bestselling memoir, co-stars Miranda Richardson and Clancy Brown.
Extras on the Blu-ray and DVD include the featurette “Faith, Hope & Love: Becoming Stronger.”
Jake Gyllenhaal teams up with filmmaker David Gordon Green in the upcoming film Stronger. The true story centers on Jeff Bauman (Gyllenhaal), a 27-year-old who lost both his legs at the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Bauman, who attended the marathon to win back his ex-girlfriend Erin (Tatiana Maslany), ended up helping officers identify one of the bombers.
The narrative focuses on Bauman’s physical and emotional rehabilitation, as his determination and iron will exemplifies the term “Boston Strong.”
After the character rich studies inManglehornand Prince Avalanche, Gordon Green directed the underrated Sandra Bullock drama Our Brand Is Crisis. From the looks of the trailer, Stronger should continue the filmmaker’s creative momentum, even if audiences may shy away from another movie about the event. Patriots Day, the Mark Wahlberg headlined feature that centered on the hunt for the terrorists involved in the bombing, made just $31 million domestically when it was released earlier this year.
Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
Stronger, co-starring Miranda Richardson, hits theaters September 22.
Sandra Bullock stars in Our Brand Is Crisisas political strategist Jane Bodine. Living in solitude smack dab in the middle of snow capped mountains, Jane is lured out of semi-retirement to spearhead the campaign of a Bolivian presidential candidate. Billy Bob Thornton is Pat Candy, a colleague who has bested Jane in previous campaigns, and now she’s ready to settle score.
Developed by Bullock’s Gravity co-star George Clooney and Grant Heslov, Our Brand Is Crisis was initially created with a male lead in mind, but Bullock expressed her interest in the project and the plan was set in motion.
“I learned that you can’t worry about getting a no,” said Bullock. “As actors, we are used to getting (rejected) in this business, but you have to keep going forward or you’ll never work again. So I’ve learned that it can’t hurt to ask. They could have said “no” but they didn’t.”
In the audio below, Bullock talks about the joy of collaborating with Clooney and Heslov in Our Brand Is Crisis.
Directed by David Gordon Green (Manglehorn, Joe), Our Brand Is Crisis opens nationwide October 30, 2015.
Opening in theaters this week, THE SITTER is an R-rated comedy centering on the events that transpire when the world’s worst babysitter takes three of the world’s worst kids on an all-night trek through the streets of New York City. A raunchy, twisted adventure in babysitting, this would be the dark version of the JOHN HUGHES classic we remember from the ’80s. Directed by DAVID GORDON GREEN (THE PINEAPPLE EXPRESS), the cast includes JONAH HILL (who also produced), ARI GRAYNOR, SAM ROCKWELL and D.W. MOFFETT. As the three delightfully strange kids in the story, MAX RECORDS, LANDRY BENDER and KEVIN HERNANDEZ manage to steal most of the scenes they’re in. During our recent interview with HILL, he described the experience of working with them. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
It’s a big night for MTV. Following the highly anticipated (well, by some, anyway) return of BEAVIS & BUTTHEAD, the new animated series GOOD VIBES might surprise folk with its impressive list of credits. Created by DAVID GORDON GREEN, the voice cast includes JOSH GAD, ADAM BRODY, JAKE BUSEY, OLIVIA THIRLBY and DEBI MAZAR. Centered on a nerdy, overweight kid from the East whose mom relocates them to a West Coast beach community, this fish-out-of-water tale is like a twisted (and dirtier) version of typical teenage surf movies.
At a press conference to promote the series, JAKE BUSEY (whose dad, GARY, starred in the classic surf movie, BIG WEDNESDAY) talked about his father’s influence and how much he’s enjoying the new show. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)