By Gizem Yetim
An Indie War Hero Drama with Kate Mara is now joined by ‘Harry Potter’ Actor Tom Felton. The project is the true story of Marine Megan Leavey and her bomb sniffing dog, Rex. Known best for playing Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series, is joining Kate Mara in an untitled indie film, which focuses on the true story of Megan Leavey, and Iraq War hero. The drama that centers on Leavey, a Marine in a K9 bomb sniffing unit in Iraq, and with her dog Rex, is directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite the helmer behind the documentary Blackfish. Leave and her dog Rex, served two six-month tours and undertook over 100 missions before a detonation wounded both of them. The marine is played by Mara, and Edie Falco is to play her mother. Felton will play a veteran dog handler.
The film will be shot in Spain, South Carolina and NY. Before this project, Felton will be shooting United Kingdom, he will be joined by Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo in the period interracial love story directed by Amma Asante. The film is written by Buy Hibbert, the script tells the true story of Seretse Khama, a member of the royal family in the country of Bechuanaland, now Botswana, who falls in love with a white English commoner. Felton will portray the posh and polished district commissioner to Bechuanaland who wants to prevent Khama from getting married. Felton is represented by Gersh, Management 360, and UK’s Troika Representatives. No release date announced as of yet.