Ric Catches Up With This Heartwarming Film’s Star
Logan Lerman, Director Richard Lanni and
Stubby Lookalike, “Stubs”.
Before he was a hero, Stubby was homeless, unwanted, unwashed and unloved, scrounging for scraps on the streets of New Haven, Conn. in 1917 – Until he was taken in by Private First Class Robert Conroy of the 102nd Infantry Regiment, 26th “Yankee” Division.
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero is based on the incredible true story of the unbreakable bond between a young Soldier and a stray dog who, for his valorous feats, is still recognized today as the first dog promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the U.S. Army, the most decorated dog in American history and is widely considered the forerunner to the U.S. Army’s working dog program. Set against the backdrop of the United States’ entry into World War I, this computer-animated feature shows the world that the greatest heroes can come from the unlikeliest of places in a heartwarming “tail” for the entire family.
Award-winning documentarian Richard Lanni’s feature film directorial debut stars Logan Lerman (Fury, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Percy Jackson & The Olympians), Helena Bonham Carter (the upcoming Ocean’s 8, the Harry Potter films, The King’s Speech, Sweeney Todd) and Gérard Depardieu (Life of Pi, Cyrano De Bergerac, The Man in the Iron Mask, Green Card).
Logan Lerman is widely recognized as one of Hollywood’s brightest young talents, best known for his roles in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Vanishing of Sidney Hall, Indignation and Fury.
Richard Lanni is a historical filmmaker – producing, writing and directing for cinema, television and home media. His series The American Road to Victory is the most aired WWII series of all time on American public television.