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Rob Lowe to Star in & Executive Produce Netflix Family Film Dog Gone

Emmy nominee Rob Lowe (The West Wing9-1-1: Lone Star) is set to headline and executive produce the upcoming Netflix film Dog Gone, according to a recent report from Deadline.

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The film is based on the true story of a father and son who repair their fractured relationship during a forced hike of the Appalachian trail to find their beloved dog. Production on the film will begin later this month in Georgia and will be directed by Stephen Herek (Mr. Holland’s Opus, The Three Musketeers, The Mighty Ducks). Johnny Berchtold and Kimberly Williams-Paisley will also star in the film, with Emmy Award Nominee Nick Santora (The Sopranos, Prison Break, Scorpion) attached to write the film.

While the film is based on a true story, it will also be drawing from the book Dog Gone: A Lost Pet’s Extraordinary Journey and the Family Who Brought Him Home by Pauls Toutonghi as well. “October 10, 1998. Fielding Marshall is hiking on the Appalachian Trail,” the synopsis for the book reads. “His beloved dog—a six-year-old golden retriever mix named Gonker—bolts into the woods. Just like that, he’s vanished. And Gonker has Addison’s disease. If he’s not found in twenty-three days, he will die.”

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Lowe is no stranger to working with Netflix, having most recently starred in the romantic comedy Holiday in the Wild, which was one of the streaming platforms biggest films of the year in terms of viewership.

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