From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures comes Max, a family action adventure from writer/director Boaz Yakin (Remember the Titans, Fresh).
A precision-trained military dog, Max serves on the frontlines in Afghanistan alongside his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott. But when things go terribly wrong on maneuvers, Kyle is mortally wounded and Max, traumatized by the loss of his best friend, is unable to remain in service.
Sent stateside, the only human he seems willing to connect with is Kyle’s teenage brother, Justin, so Max is saved when he is adopted by Kyle’s family. But Justin has issues of his own, including living up to his father’s expectations, and he isn’t interested in taking responsibility for his brother’s troubled dog. However, Max may be Justin’s only chance to discover what really happened to his brother that day on the front, and with the help of Carmen, a tough-talking young teen who has a way with dogs, Justin begins to appreciate his canine companion.
Justin’s growing trust in Max helps the four-legged veteran revert back to his heroic self, and as the pair race to unravel the mystery, they find more excitement—and danger—than they bargained for. But they each might also find an unlikely new best friend…in each other.
Max stars Josh Wiggins (Hellion) as Justin Wincott, Lauren Graham (TV’s Parenthood) as his mom, Pamela, and Oscar nominee Thomas Haden Church (Sideways) as his dad, Ray.
Yakin directed the film from a screenplay he wrote with Sheldon Lettich (Rambo III, Double Impact). Karen Rosenfelt (Marley & Me, the Twilight series) and Ken Blancato (The Book Thief) produced the film, with Ben Ormand and Yakin serving as executive producers.
Yakin’s behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Stefan Czapsky (Safe), production designer Kalina Ivanov (The Vow, Little Miss Sunshine), editor Bill Pankow (The Untouchables, Let’s Be Cops) and costume designer Ellen Lutter (Grown Ups, 50 First Dates). The music is by Trevor Rabin (Grudge Match, Remember the Titans).
Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures present, a Sunswept Entertainment production, a Boaz Yakin movie, Max. Opening June 26, 2015, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company and MGM. It has been rated PG for action violence, peril, brief language and some thematic elements.