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Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Stronger' to premiere at facility that treated Boston Marathon bombing survivors

The drama about Marathon survivor Jeff Bauman will debut in Charlestown.
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Jeff Bauman and Jake Gyllenhaal threw out the first pitch at Fenway Park last year. Photo by Getty Images

Jake Gyllenhaal's "Stronger," the upcoming film about Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, won't have a traditional red carpet premiere when it debuts next month.

According to the Boston Globe, the drama will have its first showing at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown on Sept 12. The facility played a huge role in the aftermath of the 2013 attack, as Bauman and dozen of others who were injured in the bombings received treatment there.

"Stronger" director David Gordon Green said in an interview with the Globe that it was "important for us to be in that space." The filmmaker added that a "unique experience" has been designed for this "nontraditional" exhibition.

The hospital will also appear in the movie itself, as part of the drama was filmed at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

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In addition to the Charlestown hospital, "Stronger" filmed at several other notable locations in the Boston area last year. The production also made stops at TD Garden and Fenwary Park, recreating a pair of unforgettable and emotional sports moments featuring Bauman.

The rest of the country wil get a chance to see "Stronger" when it hits theaters nationwide on Sept. 22. Based on a 2014 autobiography, the film stars Gyllenhaal as Bauman, “Orphan Black” actress Tatiana Maslany, Clancy Brown and Miranda Richardson.

Check out the trailer for "Stronger" below.

 
 
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