The Dog Wedding, a “bark-out-loud romantic comedy” with an unlikely local star, was set to make its world premiere at the Loews Theatre in Boston on Monday.
Matthew Bloom, a WWE wrestler probably best known by his ring name Prince Albert, appears in the film alongside German actress Rosalie Thomass. Bloom is from Peabody.
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“The movie is about how dogs bring people together, even those you would least expect,” Bloom said in a release. “I’ve had bulldogs my whole life and we’ve made all kinds of friends at the dog park. I can’t wait to share this film with the world, starting in my hometown of Boston.”
The red carpet roll-out for the film starts at 7 p.m. and the movie screens at 7:30. All proceeds from ticket sales ($15) go to Canine Companions for Independence, MSPCA-Angell, Long Island Bulldog Rescue and Juno’s Place.
A bonus: the movie’s promoters ran a photo contest for dogs in wedding garb, with 50 “canine couples” getting their pooches’ mugs in the movie’s credits. Nearly 600 people submitted photos, and the film’s producers logged more than 230,000 votes, according to a release.