Kate Mara to star in film on Iraq war hero

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Leisure -

Hol­ly­wood ac­tor Kate Mara (above) will play Me­gan Leavey in an up­com­ing biopic on the Iraq war hero. It will be di­rected by Gabriela Cow­perth­waite.

With a script by Pamela Gray with rewrites by An­nie Mu­molo, Tim Lovest­edt and Jor­dan Roberts, the film will be pro­duced by Mickey Lid­dell, Jen­nifer Hil­ton Monroe and Pete Shi­lai­mon. Pro­duc­tion will be­gin in Oc­to­ber.

The Me­gan Leavey biopic is a fol­low-up to Gabriela’s ac­claimed doc­u­men­tary, Black­fish, which fo­cuses on Ti­likum, an orca held by SeaWorld and the con­tro­versy over cap­tive killer whales. Me­gan was a mem­ber of a K-9 bomb-sniff­ing unit, teamed with a Ger­man Shep­herd snif­fer named Rex. Me­gan and Rex formed a pow­er­ful bond, and later served two tours in Iraq to­gether, fin­ish­ing more than 100 mis­sions which saved many lives. In 2006, the duo were in­jured in an ex­plo­sion. Me­gan later re­ceived a pur­ple heart and was dis­charged from the Marines while Rex was kept on ac­tive duty. Me­gan had to wait five years to adopt Rex. She fought hard to save him when he was go­ing to be eu­thanised. She took care of Rex un­til his death in 2012.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.