Boston Marathon bombing film premieres at hospital where injured participants were treated

Boston-based Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital premiered the film "Stronger," which chronicles the plight of 2013 Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, Tuesday evening, WBUR reports.

The film is based on Mr. Bauman's memoir and addresses the events of the bombing. Mr. Bauman lost of both his legs during the incident.

Director David Gordon Green told The Boston Globe in August the healthcare workers involved in Mr. Bauman's treatment and recovery, including his nurses, surgeon, physical therapists and the prosthetic team, are part of the film. Actor Jake Gyllenhaal portrays Mr. Bauman.

Filmmakers reportedly chose to premiere the film at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital 10 days before its national release date because more than 30 individuals injured in the incident were treated at the facility, the report states.

"Stronger" will open in theaters nationwide Sept. 22.

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