Luc Besson is preparing a new film titled Dogman with Caleb Landry Jones

This new feature film, centered on a story of friendship between a child and his dog, is to be shot in the spring between France and the United States.

French filmmaker Luc Besson will produce and direct a new film in the spring entitled Dogman, announced the specialized media Variety . Filming of the film will take place mainly in France, as well as in the United States, a spokesperson for the director, known on both sides of the Atlantic, told AFP on Wednesday.

Dogman tells the story of a bruised child, who heals his wounds for the love of his dogs. The lead role went to Caleb Landry Jones, who received the Best Actor Award at Cannes for his role as the author of a mass shooting in Nitram – not yet released in theaters in France or the United States). In this film, Landry Jones lends his features to one of Australia’s worst mass killers, Martin Bryant.

Three years after his last feature film Anna, it is the first film directed by Luc Besson since the takeover of his production company EuropaCorp by the American investment fund Vine Alternative Investments in 2020.

Director of Big Blue, from Fifth Element and of Lucy with Scarlett Johansson, who have accumulated more than 50 million admissions abroad, Luc Besson obtained in December 2021 a dismissal after three and a half years of legal proceedings launched after accusations of rape by the actress Sand Van Roy, whom he contested.

Other women had testified to Mediapart inappropriate gestures or sexual assault on the part of the cinema man, largely prescribed facts.


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