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Movie Deal, New Child For Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor

Jeff Bauman lost both legs in the Boston Marathon bombing. Now he welcomes a new daughter and a movie deal for his memoir "Stronger."
Posted at 10:38 AM, Jul 15, 2014

​From Boston to Hollywood, the story of a survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings is reportedly making its way to the silver screen. (Via Getty Images)

Jeff Bauman lost both his legs in the explosions last April when two bombs went off near the finish line of the annual marathon, killing three and injuring nearly 300 others. (Via WBZ-TV)

Since then, he's written a book detailing what happened that day as well as his recovery. Titled "Stronger," publishers released the book in April, and it quickly became a New York Times best-seller.

In the memoir, Bauman describes how he aided police in identifying the suspects and how he first struggled with relearning to walk. "He took my legs, but he didn't break me," he writes.

On Monday, Variety reported that Lionsgate will adapt the book into a film with writers and producers from the Oscar-nominated movie "The Fighter" behind it.

But there's even more to celebrate. According to his charity's Facebook page, Bauman became a father Sunday when his fiancee gave birth to a baby girl.

The couple first announced their engagement and pregnancy in March. Bauman said at the time he just wanted to be a good dad. (Via The Boston Globe)

Lionsgate didn't release many details about the upcoming film, so we don't have an expected release date yet.

But a writer for the Boston Herald speculates, "Maybe they will end with the scene Bauman shared [Monday] of his future with Erin, and now, with their perfect baby girl."