Whether or not you’re familiar with the amazing, headline-grabbing story of US Marine Corporal Megan Leavey and her devotion to Rex, the bomb-sniffing dog who saved her life during a tour in Iraq, the trailer for her titular biopic will having you holding back tears (or, more likely, they will be flowing freely).
“Megan Leavey,” starring Kate Mara in the titular role and directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite (“Blackfish”), shows the corporal’s service in the war and the hard-fought battle she faces when she returns home and tries to adopt Rex.
As pulse-pounding is it is heartbreaking, “Megan Leavey” looks like it will touch a nerve with dog lovers and people in uniform alike.
The film opens in theaters on June 9, 2017.
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