'Dog' Asks If a Service Animal Can Save a Wayward Army Ranger

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Channing Tatum stars in "Dog." (MGM)

Channing Tatum stars in and co-directs the upcoming comedy "Dog," which chronicles an eventful road trip as Briggs, a down-on-his-luck Army Ranger, is assigned the task of escorting a high-strung service dog from Joint Base Lewis-McChord to his fallen master's funeral in Nogales, Arizona.

"Dog" is set to debut in theaters on Feb. 18, 2022.

The dog is a Belgian Malinois named Lulu, and of course, she has her own ideas about how to make a road trip. Check out the first trailer below.

Briggs needs some help, but so does Lulu. Can the Ranger and the dog help each other find their way back to the right track?

Tatum co-directs with his longtime creative partner, Reid Carolin, who previously wrote the screenplays for "Magic Mike" and "Magic Mike XXL." Carolin co-wrote the screenplay with Brett Rodriguez, Tatum's longtime assistant who also produced the 2017 HBO documentary, "War Dog: A Soldier's Best Friend." Tatum and Carolin were executive producers of that movie.

Tatum, Carolin and Rodriguez, a military veteran, met each other when they worked on the 2008 military drama "Stop-Loss." Tatum starred, Carolin was an associate producer, and Rodriguez was military consultant. The three men have worked together in various ways ever since.

Tatum is set to star alongside Tom Hardy in an upcoming drama about the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan. Aside from his military role in "Stop-Loss," Tatum played a veteran who saves the president in "White House Down" (2013) and Duke in a pair of "G.I. Joe" movies.

Related: Channing Tatum, Tom Hardy Set to Star in Drama About Afghanistan Withdrawal

The "Dog" trailer makes it look like there's plenty of goofy comedy on display in the movie, but there's sure to be some heart-tugging moments as man saves dog while dog saves man.

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