Canine drama to be adapted by Patrick Shane Duncan

Waterman Entertainment has fetched film rights to canine drama “Until Tuesday,” written by former Army Capt. Luis Carlos Montalvan, and tapped Patrick Sheane Duncan to adapt.

Waterman announced the deal Monday and said it plans to start production next summer.

Story centers on Montalvan, who logged two tours of duty in Iraq. He was dealing with the pressures of his physical wounds, traumatic brain injury and crippling post-traumatic stress disorder until meeting Tuesday, a golden retriever trained to assist the disabled. Tuesday had lived among prisoners and at a home for troubled boys but found it difficult to trust in or connect with a human being until meeting Montalvo.

Tucker Waterman, exec VP of Waterman Entertainment, said, “Service dogs have played a crucial role in the rehabilitation of many American soldiers, and this film will pay tribute to them as well as the soldiers who have sacrificed so much for our country.”

Duncan’s scripting credits include “Courage Under Fire,” “Mr. Holland’s Opus” and “Vietnam War Story II.”

Waterman Entertainment was established in 1999 by Steve Waterman, who served as co-producer on “Casper” and exec producer on the “Stuart Little” pics and the “Alvin and the Chipmunks” franchise.

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