'Harry Potter' Actor Tom Felton Joins Kate Mara in Indie War Hero Drama (Exclusive)
The project tells the true story of Marine Megan Leavey and her bomb sniffing dog, Rex.
Tom Felton, who is best known for playing Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series, is joining Kate Mara in an untitled indie focusing on the true story of Iraq War hero Megan Leavey.
Gabriela Cowperthwaite, the helmer behind the documentary Blackfish, is directing the drama that centers on Leavey, a Marine in a K9 bomb sniffing unit in Iraq, and the bond with her dog, Rex. They served two six-month tours and undertook over 100 missions before a detonation wounded them both.
Mara is playing the Marine, while Edie Falco is on board to play her mother.
Felton will play a veteran dog handler.
The film will shoot in Spain, South Carolina and NY.
Before he tackles that project, Felton is shooting United Kingdom, joining Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo in the period interracial love story being directed by Amma Asante.
Written by Guy Hibbert, the script tells the true story of Seretse Khama, a member of the royal family in the country of Bechuanaland, now Botswana, who fell in love with a white English commoner.
Felton will portray the posh and polished district commissioner to Bechuanaland who wants to prevent Khama from getting married.
Felton is repped by Gersh, Management 360, and UK’s Troika Representatives.