The U.S. premiere of a film chronicling the story of Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman is taking place at the hospital where he and others who were injured in the 2013 deadly attack were treated.
The movie, "Stronger," will screen at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston on Tuesday. It arrives in theaters Sept. 22.
The movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Bauman and "Orphan Black" actress Tatiana Maslany as Bauman's then-girlfriend, Erin Hurley. Bauman, Hurley and their on-screen counterparts are expected to attend the premiere.
"It's overwhelming to see that. What am I sharing, why am I sharing all of this with everybody,” Bauman told Boston 25 News Reporter Ted Daniel. “I was nervous and I'm crying at the same time that was very heartfelt and it was true and it was honest and it was getting me crying I don't really cry.”
Hurley was running the marathon and Bauman was there to cheer her on when two bombs went off near the finish line. He lost his legs.
"You learn about Jeff not just through Jeff, but through all the people whom he's touched and sometimes some of the people he's frustrated too,” Gyllenhaal said.
The movie is based on Bauman's memoir of the same name.
Many of the people who treated Bauman play themselves in the movie.
The Associated Press contributed to this report
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