Mark Wahlberg To Star in Real-Life Dog Rescue Story, ‘Arthur the King’

Paramount Pictures

Remember that stray dog Arthur, who tagged along with a Swedish adventure racer during an epic endurance race in Ecuador?
His story is about to hit the big screen.Mark Wahlberg will play Mikael Lindnord, the man who adopted Arthur and then wrote the book “The Dog Who Crossed the Jungle to Find a Home” about the heart-warming saga.Michael Brandt, who wrote movies including  “3:10 to Yuma” before co-creating the “Chicago Fire” TV franchise, has adapted the script.
The movie will be made at Paramount, home of the “Daddy’s Home” comedies and Wahlberg’s most recent film, “Instant Family.”
And, for once, this true-life tale is not a tragedy, unlike Wahlberg’s recent collaborations with director Peter Berg on “Love Survivor,” “Deepwater Horizon” and “Patriots Day.”

No word yet on start date or director.
[Via THR]

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