Casey Affleck will star in an upcoming drama about the 2013 Boston Marathon attack called Boston Strong.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Boston native will star in the film based on Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge's book about the aftermath of the bomb attack which left three dead and injured as many as 264 others.

The book has been adapted by The Fighter writers Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy.

Affleck would both star in and produce the project with fellow producers John Ridley and Dorothy Aufiero.