Kate Mara Plays a Young Marine in First Trailer for ‘Megan Leavey’
Bleecker Street has released the first trailer for Kate Mara‘s military dog drama Megan Leavey, which opens in theaters on June 9th.
In the film Mara portrays the titular character who served in Iraq in 2005 and 2006, during which she formed a tight bond with a military service dog, who was expertly trained to detect improvised explosive devices.
Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite (Blackfish), the inspirational true-life tale about a solider and her bomb-sniffing dog co-stars Common, Edie Falco, Tom Felton, Ramon Rodriguez, Parker Sawyers, and Bradley Whitford. You can check out the first trailer below.
MEGAN LEAVEY is based on the true life story of a young marine corporal (Kate Mara) whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. When she is assigned to clean up the K9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, Leavey identifies with a particularly aggressive dog, Rex, and is given the chance to train him. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex completed more than 100 missions until an IED explosion injures them, putting their fate in jeopardy.