We have the first trailer for Jake Gyllenhaal’s Stronger, a story about a man who lost his legs during the infamous Boston Marathon bombing.  Check it out immediately below.

 

Not much to say about this one, and I’m not going to say much.

Good to see that David Gordon Green is moving on from films like Your Highness and Pineapple Express, although one hopes that the emotional ride here in Stronger isn’t maudlin or schmaltzy instead of genuine and heartfelt. I doubt it as Jake Gyllenhaal is often if not always a very serious actor who very seriously takes his very serious profession. Seriously.

It’s just not Gyllenhaal’s leading man methodology. He always takes his roles under careful examination and churns out a portrayal that refuses to undermine its own credibility. Think Nocturnal Animals, or Night crawler, or even Source Code.

Perhaps with Stronger he will be ever close to realizing his dream of winning an Academy Award. Certainly, it takes some serious chops to affect a Bostonian accent and move about without legs.

We will see.