‘Child 44’ Director Daniel Espinosa Exits Boston Marathon Bombing Drama ‘Boston Strong’
Daniel Espinosa, who is widely acclaimed for directing “Safe House” starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, has officially walked off from the sets of “Boston Strong.” Read on.
According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), tThe 38-years-old Swedish director has cited that there was a creative difference between him and the production team. He didn’t mention the difference in his official statement.
Espinosa has recently directed “Child 44” starring Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman and the huge budget ($30 million) film has hit him on the back. “Child 44” is a period drama film that focuses on serial killing of children in Soviet Union in 1950s. “Child 44” has got a limited release on Apr. 17, 2015 and till this date, the film has grabbed only $3.3 million from the box office.
“Boston Strong” is going to be a film adaptation of the book written by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge. It follows the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 in which five people lost their life, and around 264 got injured. The film will also follow how Boston recovered from this tragic incident.
“Boston Strong” is being penned by Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy, who previously worked as the writers for “The Fighters” starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale. The final draft of the film is being written by “RoboCop” writer Josh Zetumer.
The poor success of “Child 44” at the box-office may be because Espinosa to quit the film. There is no official news from the producers Hutch Parker and Dorothy Aufiero about the new director or the lead casting for the film but we hope that a subject of this matter will go into those hands who will do proper justice to the story.