The Netflix film Dog Gone, based on the true story of a father and son who restore their shattered relationship via a forced journey of the Appalachian path to recover their beloved lost dog, will star in and be executive produced Emmy nominee Rob Lowe.
The tale went viral, with people from all walks of life joining in searching for Jonker, a sick mutt who has only days to live if he doesn’t get his medication. Dog Gone is Lowe’s second collaboration with Netflix, following the romantic comedy Holiday in the Wild, one of the streaming service’s most popular films of 2017. Dog Gone will begin filming in Georgia later this month.
The Doggone creator
Stephen Herek, who has worked on films like Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, and The Mighty Ducks, will helm Netflix’s Dog Gone. Nick Santora, an Emmy nominee whose credits include The Sopranos, Prison Break, Scorpion, Most Dangerous, Gam,e, and others, wrote the film’s script.
Lowe himself will produce Dog Gone, with Stephen Herek directing and Nick Santora writing the screenplay. Jeremy Kipp Walker, who produced “The Big Sick,” produces “Dog Gone” for Story Ink.
Dog Gone is currently in production
Production on Netflix’s Dog Gone is slated to begin in late August 2021 in Georgia, according to issue 1259 of Production Weekly.
The release date for Dog Gone on Netflix has been set
Dog Gone has yet to be given a release date by Netflix, but it will almost probably be released in 2022.
The Doggone Cast
Rob Lowe (Netflix’s Holiday in the Wild, Wayne’s World, St. Elmos’s Fire) will play the father, Johnny Berchtold (The Look-See, Life as Mermaid) will play the boy, and Kimberly Williams-Paisley (Nashville, According to Jim, Father of the Bride) will play the mother in Netflix’s Dog Gone.
The plot of Dog gone
Dog Gone, a Netflix original film, is based on a true tale about a father and son who mend their strained relationship when having to trek the Appalachian Trail in search of their beloved missing Dog Gonker. This touching story went viral, with people from all walks of life joining in searching for the sick mutt who only had days to live without his monthly medication.
Gonker suffered from Addison’s disease, an adrenal insufficiency that necessitated monthly injections. That meant the family only had 23 days to find their pet before he succumbed to his injuries and went into a coma. Fielding, the owner, and his father launched a frantic hunt, while his mother, Virginia, established a command centre at their home.
Marshall’s brother-in-law, Pauls Toutonghi, detailed the story in his book Dog Gone: A Lost Pet’s Extraordinary Journey and the Family Who Brought Him Home.