Mark Walhberg and Baltasar Kormakur are reuniting to adapt the 2017 novel Arthur: The dog who crossed the jungle to find a home.
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Walhberg and Kormakur previously worked together on 2 Guns in 2013, but this film seems to be much different in tone and subject matter. Arthur chronicles the story of Mikael Lindnord, the captain of a Swedish adventure racing team. During a race through the Ecuadorian jungle, Mikael encountered a stray dog. After the team fed the dog a meatball, Arthur followed them through some of the toughest terrain on the planet. Mikael even ended up adopting Arthur after the race and brought him back to Sweden!
The film looks to be a heartwarming and emotional journey following the team’s struggle through the race. If you want to learn more about the story before the movie comes out, check out Mikael Lindford’s account of this inspirational story! Nonfiction fans are sure to love this one.
In a review published at the book’s release, Publishers Weekly wrote:
The story of the race will appeal to readers interested in endurance, while the story about the powerful connection that can develop between people and dogs will find a broader readership among dog lovers.
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