Warner Bros has released a trailer for their upcoming family-dog adventure Max. The movie follows a service dog who returns home after his handler, Kyle (played by Robbie Amell from The Duff), is killed in the line of duty overseas. Unable to cope with the loss, the dog is sent to live with the Kyle’s family. Over time, Kyle’s introverted brother, Justin (Josh Wiggins), learns to bond with the dog. When one of Kyle’s fellow soldiers (Luke Kleintank) returns home, the dog’s PTSD symptoms return.
This is only the second movie for Wiggins and the first in which he’s starred. He prevously worked with Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul in the drama Hellion. Lauren Graham (TV’s Parenthood) and Thomas Haden Church (Sideways) also star in the movie as Kyle and Justin’s parents.
The movie was directed and co-written by Boaz Yakin, who directed the hit sports drama Remember the Titans. The movie was made by Sunswept Entertainment, which also produced another dog drama, Marley and Me.
Max is set for release June 26th. Check out the trailer below.