Megan Leavey is a US Marine corporal veteran who served as a Military Police K9 handler.
She grew up in Valley Cottage, New York. Leavey enlisted in the Marines in 2003 and was stationed at Camp Pendleton,
Kate Mara’s “Megan Leavey” has been acquired for U.S. distribution by Bleecker Street, which plans a June 9 release. 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. The film also stars Edie Falco, Ramon Rodriguez, Bradley Whitford and Common. Cowperthwaite (“Blackfish”) directed from a screenplay by Pamela Gray and the team of Annie Mumolo and Tim Lovestedt. 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. Megan and Rex completed more than 100 missions until an IED explosion injured them. Andrew Karpen, CEO of Bleecker Street, said, “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 honor of our troops. Her story truly exemplifies the kind of heroism and bravery that will touch each and everyone of us as filmgoers.” The deal was negotiated between Kent Sanderson of Bleecker Street with Avy Eschenasy on behalf of Bleecker Street and attorney Eric Thompson and UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers.
At a girls’ school in Virginia during the Civil War, where the young women have been sheltered from the outside world, a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tension, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events.
“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.
News Updates 23 Fri., Mar. 24, 2017 from Bleecker Street added the tagline: “This summer, witness loyalty in action.” added Theatrical Trailer to trailers & videos added Tim Lovestedt as screenwriter to credits added Annie Mumulo as screenwriter to credits added a poster to the gallery added Common as actor to credits More News Updates
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 90% based on 10 reviews, with an average rating of 6.8/10. On Metacritic the film has average score 64 out of 100, based on 6 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”.
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|Genre||:||Adventure, Drama, War|
|Stars||:||Kate Mara, Ramón Rodríguez, Tom Felton, Bradley Whitford, Will Patton, Sam Keeley|
|Overview||:||The true story of Marine Corporal Megan Leavey, who forms a powerful bond with an aggressive combat dog, Rex. While deployed in Iraq, the two complete more than 100 missions and save countless lives, until an IED explosion puts their faithfulness to the test.|