Charlie Hunnam is ready to star in an adaptation of Ben Moon‘s shifting memoir Denali: A Man, a Dog, and the Friendship of a Lifetime, which Max Winkler (Ceremony) will write and direct for Spyglass Media Group.
Denali began as an eight-minute movie that Moon, who works as a photographer, created as a love letter to his canine. The touching quick movie went viral and acquired thousands and thousands of offers, culminating in competition awards, TV appearances, and ultimately a publishing cope with Penguin Random Home, which simply launched Moon’s memoir in January.
The e-book chronicles Moon’s 15-year friendship with Denali, who Moon rescued from a shelter upon shifting to Oregon and feeling an immediate reference to the pup. The 2 of them set out on an journey throughout the American west however their journey was reduce quick when Moon was identified with colorectal most cancers at age 29. He confronted a tough battle with the illness, however Denali by no means as soon as left his facet, and finally, Moon made a full restoration. A short while later, Denali was identified with most cancers as nicely, and it was Moon’s flip to maintain his furry pal’s paw.
Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa will produce Denali below their Bona Fide Productions banner alongside Hunnam, who made one among his early movie appearances of their 2003 drama Chilly Mountain. The venture additionally serves as a reunion between Hunnam and Winkler, who labored collectively on the upcoming boxing drama Jungleland, which co-stars Jack O’Connell and was just lately acquired by Lionsgate.
Hunnam can at the moment be seen in Man Ritchie‘s The Gents and Justin Kurzel‘s spirited indie True Historical past of the Kelly Gang. Finest identified for his turns in Pacific Rim, King Arthur and the TV sequence Sons of Anarchy, Hunnam additionally stars in the upcoming Apple sequence Shantaram.
Up subsequent for Winkler is the Freeform drama Final Summer season, which takes locations in a small Texas city the place a well-liked teen is kidnapped, and one other lady rises to take her place in the social stratum. He’s additionally set to direct Common’s Jonah Hill film The Adventurer’s Handbook, which he tailored with writing accomplice Matt Spicer, with whom he co-wrote Disney’s forthcoming reboot of The Rocketeer. Deadline broke the information about Winkler re-teaming with Hunnam on Denali.
And hey, talking of canine, Channing Tatum is slated to make his personal canine film, which is just titled Dog. Click on right here to learn extra about that venture and the way it differs from Hunnam’s extra dramatic movie.
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