EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer LoveHewitt (Ryan Murphys 9-1-1), Emmy winner Keith David (The Princess and the Frog) and Oscar nominee Eric Roberts (Runaway train) are attached to the live-action family feature puppies alone.
Love Hewitt lends her voice to the feature, while David, Roberts and Brandon Burrows are in front of the camera. Pic follows a ragtag group of neighborhood dogs as they band together to save Christmas from two clumsy thieves and their scheming boss.
VMI is currently in production and will be offering buyers the film at the upcoming Virtual AFM.
Based on an original concept and script by Burrows and Jason Gruich, the film will be directed by Alex Merkin (height) and produced by Burrows (The last son of Isaac Lemay) by Firebrand and Courtney Lauren Penn (The last son of Isaac Lemay) from Boundless Pictures. Jack Bowyer (hangman) serves as executive producer.
“I couldn’t be happier to have Jennifer, Keith and Eric with us puppies. They will bring their very special talents and unique voices to the project and I can’t wait to see what they do with the material,” said Firebrand’s Burrows.
“I worked with Brandon puppies a few months and I look forward to bringing the film to buyers,” added Andre Relis, CEO of VMI Worldwide.
Love Hewitt is represented by Untitled Entertainment, The Gersh Agency and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof + Fishman LLP, David from Silver J Management, Innovative Artists, Miles Anthony Associates and Meyer and Downs, Roberts from Sovereign Talent Group.