Breakout star Josh Wiggins has just landed the lead role in MAX, the war dog movie which begins shooting in Charlotte in May. If you remember we chatted about this flick a couple of months back, the family adventure film is being directed by Boaz Yakin. The original pic is inspired by true events. Wilmywood connection? Josh starred in the Sundance family drama Hellion opposite Juliette Lewis who was just here for ABC’s Secrets & Lies.
A Belgian Shepard Malinois military working dog returns from active service in Afghanistan traumatized by his handler’s death. Erratic and dangerous, Max is adopted by the bereaved family and bonds with the marine’s troubled 14-year old brother (Josh Wiggins). Together they unravel the secret behind his brother’s death and pull a family together again.
STATUS: Pre-Production. Production begins May 5th and will wrap around June 20th. Release date is set for 2015.
Producing is Karen Rosenfelt (Percy Jackson / Twilight).
Writer/Director/EP is Boaz Yakin.
This is Yakin’s first family film since Remember The Titans. He most recently wrote Now You See Me, which our Sleepy Hollow buddies Kurtzman and Orci produced.