Variety has learned that Casey Affleck (‘Interstellar,’ ‘Out of the Furnace,’ ‘Triple Nine’) is attached to star and produce ‘Boston Strong,’ a drama about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

With a script by ‘The Fighter’ scribes Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy, the film is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge, and follows the massive manhunt to apprehend the two men believed to be responsible for the bombings, as well as examining the city’s reaction following the events.”

Boston native Affleck is producing the drama with his partner, John Ridley, and Dorothy Aufiero.