St. Louis sets stage for 'Marshall' movie

ST. LOUIS - A miracle story about a dog in St. Louis is heading to the big screen.

Marshall the "Miracle Dog" was rescued from a dog hoarder and nursed back to health in 2010. His owner, Cynthia Willingbrock, wrote a book about him and now that book is being turned into a movie.

The director tells NewsChannel 5 the story has a strong anti-bullying message and a strong message about the humane treatment of animals.

"Because of the message and the important things that are being discussed, we'd love to see it go out to theaters across the country. It'll probably be a select city rollout, television, DVD, things of that nature," said Jay Kanzler.

Kanzler says they plan to start shooting in June. They plan for the cast to be 75 percent local actors.

There's a casting call Sunday, April 27 from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Clayton High School. All ages are welcome to attend, and the film will be casting for extras and supporting roles. For more information, visit the Marshall the Miracle Dog Facebook page or the movie's website.


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