FOX PLAYS DOG IN ARCHIE
A announcement that Michael J. Fox will play Archie, the dog and main character in A.R.C.H.I.E.
A.R.C.H.I.E. is written and directed by Robin Dunne (JUST FRIENDS, Sanctuary) in his feature-film directorial debut. The film is produced by Shayne Putzlocher, Glenn Paradis and Sara Shaak from Trilight Entertainment, and financed by Clairwood Capital Management.
In addition to Michael J. Fox, the movie stars Katherine Isabelle (AMERICAN MARY, GINGER SNAPS, FREDDY VS. JASON), and the director himself, Robin Dunne.
A.R.C.H.I.E. (Fox) is a robotic canine created by world-renowned roboticist Brooke Benton (Isabelle) to help those in need. Though he looks like a normal dog, he is anything but. He can talk and run at blinding speed, has super strength and x-ray vision. On the news of her research program being shut down by the military, Brooke helps Archie escape in the hopes of finding a family to care for him. Archie wonders into the small town of Deanewood where Isabel Sullivan has just moved to live with her uncle Paul (Dunne), the town’s mayor and owner of Lord of Fries, Deanewood’s best burger-joint. Feeling very alone, Isabel struggles to find friends until she meets Archie. As Isabel and Archie’s paths connect, they find a bond and become fast friends while helping out uncle Paul and his race to retain his mayoral supremacy.
‘From the voice of Stuart Little, to the hit TV shows Family Ties, to the blockbuster movie franchise Back to the Future, Michael J Fox is synonymous with globally successful family entertainment’, say DDI’s Moring, ‘and we couldn’t be more excited to have him as the voice of Archie.’
The deal was structured between UTA, Shayne Putzlocher of Trilight Entertainment and Jason Moring of Double Dutch International.