Fantastic Four's Kate Mara to star in biopic about Iraq war veteran
The film focuses on the relationship between Leavey and Rex the bomb-sniffing military dog she worked with.
Fantastic Four’s Kate Mara is said to be taking the lead role in a film about Megan Leavey, an Iraq war bomb disposal operative who later adopted the dog who she worked with, reported U.S. news site Deadline last week.
According to the report, the American actress, who plays the role of Sue Storm in Fantastic Four, has signed on for the project which tells story of the relationship between Leavey, a marine corporal who served two tours in Iraq, with the bomb-sniffing dog named Rex, before they were both wounded in an explosion in 2006.
Leavey was removed from frontline duties, and later left the service in 2008, while Rex remained working as a military dog until 2012. After his service, Leavey was allowed to adopt Rex, however he died later the same year.
The film will be directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, who received major success with a documentary about the treatment of killer whales at marine attractions called Blackfish, the reported added.