Denali: Spyglass adapting Ben Moon's memories to the cinema with Charlie Hunnam to star
According to Deadline, Spyglass Media Group has obtained the rights to adventure photographer Ben Moon's recently released memoir titled Denali: a man, a dog and the friendship of a lifetime, which focuses on the strong bond between Moon and his titular rescue dog. The production company plans to adapt the moving memories of the Moon into a film with The Pacific coast Star Charlie Hunnam joined the lead.
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First published last January, the memoirs were based on Moon's eight-minute short film titled Denali (Which you can see in the following player!), Described as her love letter to her dog. The video went viral on all social media platforms in 2015 and garnered millions of views. Moon's short film and memoirs narrated his 15-year bond with his rescue dog named Denali, who has accompanied him through the best and worst moments of his life, including the time when he was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 29. However, soon after Moon survived cancer, Denali was diagnosed with the same disease and now it was his turn to care for his most loyal partner.
Pick up a copy of the memories here!
The full adaptation of the feature film will be written and directed by Max Winkler, who marks their second collaboration and Hunnam's, as they recently worked together on the upcoming Lionsgate Jungleland film. It will be produced by Hunnam together with Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa of Bona Fide Productions.
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Hunnam is best known for his role as Jax Teller on FX Sons of Anarchy which aired for seven seasons from 2008 to 2014. He then made a huge leap at the box office while directing Guillermo del Toro's science fiction monster movie The Pacific coast He stars alongside Idris Elba and Rinko Kikuchi. Hunnam most recently appeared on Guy Ritchie The Knights and The True Story of George MacKay's Kelly Gang.
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