added: Tue, Mar 14th '17
"House of Cards" star Kate Mara plays a young Marine who forms a strong emotional bond with her bomb-sniffing dog in the newly released trailer for the fact-based military drama "Megan Leavey."
The film tells the inspirational true story of US Marine Corporal Megan Leavey (played here by Mara), who served in Iraq in 2005 and 2006, during which she developed a remarkable partnership (and friendship) with a military service dog, named Rex, who, despite having a reputation for being overly aggressive, was expertly trained to detect Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
After suffering a major injury from a near-fatal bomb attack, Leavey was sent home to recover. While she struggled to adjust to civilian life, Leavey fought for several years to adopt Rex as her own pet, which at the time was considered impossible.
Also starring Emmy-winner Edie Falco (The Sopranos), Emmy-winner Bradley Whitford (The West Wing, Get Out), rapper-actor Common (John Wick: Chapter 2), Ramon Rodriguez (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), and Geraldine James (Sherlock Holmes), the film marks the first narrative feature by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Gabriela Cowperthwaite, of "Blackfish" fame.
Written by screenwriters Pamela Gray (Conviction, Music of the Heart) and Annie Mumolo (Joy, Bridesmaids) & Tim Lovestedt, "Megan Leavey" is due to hit theaters June 9th.
MEGAN LEAVEY is based on the true life story of a young marine corporal (Kate Mara) whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. When she is assigned to clean up the K9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, Leavey identifies with a particularly aggressive dog, Rex, and is given the chance to train him. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex completed more than 100 missions until an IED explosion injures them, putting their fate in jeopardy.
directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite
starring Kate Mara, Edie Falco, Common, Bradley Whitford, Ramon Rodriguez, Geraldine James
release date June 9, 2017