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Channing Tatum creates tribute film about his beloved dog who passed away

Channing Tatum and his dog dog-happy
© Channing Tatum - Twitter

When people lose a pet, they may channel their grief into a social media tribute or even a tattoo, but Hollywood actor Channing Tatum will honour his beloved dog on film.

By Zoë Monk

Published on the 25/04/2020, 18:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:29


Lulu belonged to Tatum and his ex-wife Jenna Dewan. When she passed away in 2018, Dewan posted a moving tribute on her Instagram page.


A post shared by Jenna Dewan (@jennadewan) on

But for his tribute, Tatum has decided to create an entire film about his relationship with the dog. Tatum will star in it and even co-direct it. But if you think you’ll need a big box of tissues to watch it, don’t worry, Tatum plans it to be a comedy.

Some of the biggest studios in Hollywood were keen to get their hands on the film, with MGM being the successful bidder. The film is expected to be released on Valentine’s weekend in 2021.

Doggy road trip

In the film, Tatum plays a character called Army Rangers Briggs who along with his dog Lulu makes a road trip to attend a funeral for Briggs’ friend.

Tatum shared on Twitter stills from a real-life road trip he’d once taken with Lulu which was the basis for the film.

Have you lost a pet recently? Read our advice on coping with pet bereavement.