Josh Lucas Gets the Lead in Red Dog


The Australian production Red Dog, directed by Kriv Stenders, has its leading man as Josh Lucas will star in the story of an Austalian kelpie dog that unites a mining community in the ’70s and ’80s. Produced by Nelson Woss and Julie Ryan, and adapted from the Louis De Bernières novel by Daniel Taplitz, the movie is scheduled to film for nine weeks in Southern and Western Australia with the cast including Rachael Taylor, Noah Taylor, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Luke Ford with the canine Koko playing the lead role opposite Lucas. Roadshow Films is planning the movie for a 2011 release.