There is curiosity about Channing Tatum’s debut behind the camera and the film that pushed the American actor to big step which comes in the midst of a career as an interpreter that began in the early 2000s. The trailer released by MGM Studios shows the first images of “Dog”, a film co-directed by the Hollywood star with Reid Carolin. In the film that will arrive in US theaters next February 18th, the actor and director shares the scene with a Belgian shepherd.
The plot: Tatum on a mission with Lulu
He chose a longtime partner Channing Tatum for “Dog”, his first test as a director, doubly demanding as he is also the main interpreter of the story. The actor shared the seat behind the camera with Reid Carolin, producer and screenwriter but, above all, a friend, with whom he made some of the greatest hits of his filmography. The 39-year-old Reid is in fact the author of the screenplay for “Magic Mike”By Steven Soderbergh, first chapter of the story with the strippers, one of the titles that gave Tatum great fame; Reid also wrote the sequel to that film, “Magic Mike XXL,” which Gregory Jacobs took over. Here two films moved between two registers, comic and dramatic, and it seems that the same choice was made for the telling of this new story whose true center is the figure of Lulu, a Belgian shepherd which is entrusted to Tatum for an adventure on the road in the heart of America.
His character, who was part of the army, is involved in an original operation, to regain the trust of his superiors: the man has to bring the war dog to the funeral of his old trainer but the feat is not the most simple. The dog does not seem to be the most docile animal in the world and the protagonist will have to earn his trust to carry on the journey and reach the goal: a mission with not entirely obvious results.
A story on the road
The trailer shows Tatum grappling with the cute dog who tests his patience in every way. As is clear, the two will have to find out what binds them and what they can give to each other before establishing a bond that will go beyond the rosiest expectations. To complete the story, the splendid images of the landscapes that the two protagonists go through aboard a 1984 Ford Bronco, scenes that bring the viewer back to the great American films that make the boundless territory a character in all respects.
Along with Tatum, also in the cast, Jane Adams, Kevin Nash, Ethan Suplee, Q’orianka Kilcher.