Duane “Dog” Chapman is known for his work on reality TV series such as Dog the Bounty Hunter and Dog’s Most Wanted. But now, the TV star is venturing into the movie world.
Dog has starred in a few movies before, including Austin High and Dog’s History of Bounty Hunting. But this new project will mark his first film appearance since 2016, when he appeared in the made-for-TV movie Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens.
Deadline published a report about Dog’s new project, which is titled Hunting God. Dog later confirmed his involvement in the film by sharing an image of a Blast article about the film on his official social media accounts.
Deadline says Hunting God is a “faith-based thriller” directed by Justin Jackola. In addition to Dog, other celebrities attached to the film include Wesley Truman Daniel, Ann Sonneville, and Mickey O’Sullivan.
The publication describes the premise of the movie as such:
“[Hunting God] follows a widower who reunites with his old church buddies to film a hunting show in the remote woods, where a supernatural presence forces him to confront his faith.”
As for Dog’s role in the film, he will actually play himself, rather than a character. Director Jackola spoke about how Dog enhanced the film, since Dog knows all too well what it’s like to be a widower. His wife, Beth, passed away earlier this year after a long battle with throat cancer.
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“This isn’t your grandfather’s faith-based film,” Jackola said. “Our goal is to break the mold and hopefully inspire more fresh and innovative content. We’re thrilled to have Dog on board. He brings a level of understanding and compassion to the film no one else could match.”
No release date for Hunting God has been revealed at this time. Deadline states the first round of filming wrapped up last year, and additional filming is scheduled for next month.
So it seems like you’ll have to wait a while before you get to see Dog in Hunting God. In the meantime, entertain yourself by watching the below clip from his newest show, Dog’s Most Wanted.