While film fans will soon flock to theaters to see Steve Carell and Keira Knightley in the new Focus Features’ flick Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, fans of Fidos will be seeking out scenes featuring the actors’ canine-costar, Aleister.
Portraying Sorry (a name Carell’s character bequeaths to his new barking buddy thanks to a note found pinned to his collar) the five year-old terrier mix is a pooch who gives the movie’s protagonist a sense of purpose as the days tick down to the earth’s annihilation by an asteroid.
A Rover with an acting resume which includes spots in television and print ads for Microsoft, Pedigree, Intuit and Texas Energy, Aleister’s life has gone from sitting in a California shelter to enjoying stardom since his adoption in 2008. When he’s not on set the charismatic canine shares digs with a four-pawed pal on a movie animals’ ranch in Castaic, California.
The movie about the end of the world has offered a new beginning for other pooches who portray Sorry in the new dark romantic comedy, including a dog who was facing the end of his life in a kill shelter.
Given a moniker which means “second chance,” Mulligan– who was to be euthanized on the very morning that he was rescued– was chosen to take on the job of Aleister’s stunt double. Proving to be a skilled Spot, the Rover was ready to tackle his onscreen tasks after only two weeks of training.
Pulled from an animal shelter by I Care Dog Rescue, a dog dubbed Rita also acted as a double for the movie’s top dog.
Take a peek at Aleister’s acting ability in the following movie trailer, then see Seeking a Friend for the End of the World when it hits theaters on June 22nd:
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