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Fox Developing Miniseries About Boston Marathon Bombing

Reid Nakamura |
May 1, 2014 | 10:37 a.m. PDT

Executive Producer

Based on the book “Long Mile Home,” written by Boston Globe reporters Scott Helman and Jenna Russell, a new limited-run series about the Boston Marathon tragedy is being developed at Fox. The book focuses on the lives of five different people during the bombing Marathon and the aftermath, two victims, a police officer, a surgeon and the marathon’s director.

The series is being written and directed by Rod Lurie, whose previous credits include “Straw Dogs” and “Commander In Chief.” Basil Iwanyk, producer of Ben Affleck’s Boston-set movie “The Town” will producer.

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Lurie recently took a trip to visit Boston and wrote a post about the city on his Facebook page. 

“It’s a big beautiful city,” he wrote, “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.”

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