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A Military Dog's Bond in 'Megan Leavey'

Megan Leavey tells the real-life story of Marine Cpl. Megan Leavey and her struggled to adopt military working dog Rex after they were injured by an IED explosion during service in Iraq. We've got the first trailer for the movie, which opens in theaters on June 9th.

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Kate Mara (House of Cards, The Martian) stars as Leavey, a Marine assigned to clean up a K9 unit after a disciplinary hearing. She bonds with Rex, an aggressive dog deemed unfit for service and is given the opportunity to train him. The team completed over 100 missions before that IED knocked them out of service. After Leavey returned home, Rex continued in service until he developed a palsy. The trainer fought to have Rex released to her care so he could live out his life with his best friend.

Gabriela Cowperthwaite makes her debut as a feature director, but she's already made a big impact with the documentary Blackfish. The movie exposed the treatment of killer whales in captivity and the furor it created led the Sea World amusement parks to change their policies regarding the sea mammals.

The movie is rated PG-13 also stars Edie Falco, Ramón Rodríguez, Bradley Whitford, and Common.

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