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– Bleecker Street has secured U.S. distribution rights to Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s true-life story, “Megan Leavey.” The film is based on the life of Leavey (Kate Mara), a young marine corporal in the K9 unit whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq.
Bleecker Street will release the movie on June 9, 2017.
The film co-stars Edie Falco, Ramon Rodriguez, Bradley Whitford, and Common. Directed by Cowperthwaite (“Blackfish”), the movie was written by Pamela Gray, Annie Mumolo and Tim Lovestedt and produced by Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon and Jennifer Monroe. »
- Graham Winfrey
The New York-based distributor has acquired rights from UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of Ld Entertainment and will release the true-life drama on June 9.
Kate Mara stars as a young Marine corporal in the K9 unit whose strong bond with her military combat dog saved lives in Iraq.
Leavey was assigned to clean the kennels at the specialised unit and eventually was allowed to train a particularly aggressive dog, leading to their deployment.
“Megan Leavey’s devotion to our country and to her K9 partner, Rex, are a testament to the strength of our military and the indomitable spirit and honour of our troops,” said Bleecker Street CEO Andrew Karpen. “Her story truly exemplifies »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Bleecker Street has acquired the U.S. rights to “Megan Leavey,” a true story about a marine corporal in the K9 unit, played by Kate Mara, whose bond with her combat dog, Rex, helped save numerous lives during her deployment in Iraq. Blackfish’s Gabriela Cowperthwaite directed the film, which features Edie Falco, Ramon Rodriguez, Bradley Whitford, and Common in addition to the “House of Cards” star. Pamela Gray and Annie Mumolo & Tim Lovestedt wrote the script, with Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon and Jennifer Monroe producing. Bleecker Street acquired the rights from Ld Entertainment, and the film is slated for a June 9 release. »
- Matt Pressberg
Bleecker Street bought the true-life story directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite from Ld Entertainment. In the film Mara portrays Leavey, a young marine corporal in the K9 unit whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq.
Producers are Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon and Jennifer Monroe. The film recounts Leavey’s life following the death of her best friend to enlisting in the Marine Corps. When she is assigned to clean up the K9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, she identifies with a particularly aggressive dog, Rex, and is given the chance to train him. »
- Dave McNary
11 January 2017 12:30 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Eric Thompson and UTA negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.
- Mia Galuppo
The groceries at Shopwell’s live their lives by a code that helps them stay peaceful and happy until it’s time for them to leave the comfort of the supermarket and head for “the great beyond”. However, after a botched trip to the great beyond leaves one sausage named Frank and his companion Bun stranded, their lives become a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave the grocery store…
I was really, really, looking forward to Sausage Party, I truly was. I enjoy a good gross out comedy as much as the next person – maybe more so, given how many I’ve seen – but Rogen’s latest, »
- Phil Wheat
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