Arthur The King is based on a true story.
On March 22nd, 2024, the heartwarming adventure film “Arthur the King,” set to hit theaters. Audiences will witness a tale of determination, friendship, and the unbreakable bond between a man and his furry companion. A remarkable true story inspires the film. It is recounted in Mikael Lindnord’s book, “Arthur: The Dog Who Crossed the Jungle to Find a Home.” Simon Cellan Jones directs the movie, taking viewers on a gripping journey spanning ten days and 435 miles. Watch the trailer below!
Pro adventure racer Michael Light, played by Mark Wahlberg, is central to the narrative. Light, driven by an insatiable desire for victory, forms an unlikely alliance with a scrappy street dog named Arthur. The film unfolds as Light, fueled by determination, persuades a sponsor to back him and a team of exceptional athletes – played by Simu Liu, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Ali Suliman – in the grueling Adventure Racing World Championship set in the exotic landscapes of the Dominican Republic.
As the team embarks on this formidable challenge, facing the harsh realities of the race that pushes them to their outer limits of endurance, Arthur becomes more than just a companion. The courageous street dog redefines the team’s understanding of victory, loyalty, and friendship. In a journey that transcends the physical demands of the race, the bond between Light and Arthur serves as the emotional core of the film, touching the hearts of audiences.