Charlie Hunnam to Star in Emotional Dog Movie; Watch the Beautiful True Story Short Film Behind It

Charlie Hunnam is set to star in a film about a man and his rescue dog – and yeah, it will almost certainly be one to take tissues to.

Hunnam will be starring in an adaptation of Ben Moon’s memoir Denali: A Man A Dog, A Friendship Of A Lifetime, telling of his 15-year bond with a rescue dog. The two had an inseparable connection and had quite the adventurous few years, making their way across the American west on a big journey. Things took a turn when at age 29, Ben was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Denali stuck with his owner through it all, supporting him until Ben managed to recover. A short time later, Denali was diagnosed with the same disease, and Ben was given the chance to return the love.

The book came as a result of a short film that Moon made for his beloved friend. The 2015 tribute went viral, earning millions of views on YouTube and even winning awards on the festival circuit. We’ve included it for you to watch below. It really is beautiful, although it may be quite an emotional watch for some.

As Deadline reports, the film is to be directed and written by Max Winkler, who previously directed Hunnam in the still-yet-to-be-released 2019 drama Jungleland. Winkler’s credits also include small dramas Ceremony and Flower.

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