Hollywood eyes film based on marathon bombing victim
From Boston to Hollywood, the story of a survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings is reportedly making its way to the silver screen. (Via Getty Images)
Jeff Bauman lost both his legs in the explosions last April when two bombs went off near the finish line of the annual marathon, killing 3 and injuring nearly 300 others. (Via WBZ-TV)
Since then, he's written a book detailing what happened that day as well as his recovery. Titled "Stronger," publishers released the book in April and it quickly became a New York Times bestseller.
In the memoir, Bauman describes how he aided police in identifying the suspects and how he first struggled with re-learning to walk. "He took my legs, but he didn't break me," he writes.
On Monday, Variety reported that Lionsgate will adapt the book into a film with writers and producers from the Oscar-nominated movie "The Fighter" behind it.
But there's even more to celebrate. According to his charity's Facebook page, Bauman became a father Sunday when his fiance gave birth to a baby girl.
The Boston Globe notes the couple first announced their engagement and pregnancy in March. Bauman said at the time he just wanted to be a good dad.
Lionsgate didn't release many details about the upcoming film, so we don't have an expected release date yet.
But a writer for the Boston Herald speculates, "Maybe they will end with the scene Bauman shared [Monday] of his future with Erin, and now, with their perfect baby girl."