Cinema – Luc Besson comes back behind the camera for “DogMan”


According to the specialized media “Variety”, the French filmmaker and producer will make his nineteenth film as a director in the spring.

Luc Besson, successful director and producer, has signed films that have become cult such as “Le Grand Bleu”, “Nikita”, “Léon” or even “Subway”.


French filmmaker Luc Besson will produce and direct a new film in the spring, “DogMan” with Caleb Landry Jones, winner of the Best Actor Award at the last Cannes Film Festival, announces the American specialized media “Variety”.

This will be his nineteenth feature film as a director after “Le Grand Bleu”, “Nikita”, “Léon”, “The Fifth Element”, and “Arthur and the Invisibles” or, more recently, “Anna”, in 2019.

The shooting of “DogMan” will take place mainly in France, as well as in the United States, said Wednesday a spokesperson for the director known on both sides of the Atlantic.

“DogMan” tells the story of a bruised child, who heals his wounds by the love of his dogs. The lead role went to Caleb Landry Jones, who received the Best Actor Award at Cannes for his role as the author of a mass shooting in “Nitram”.

Accused of rape

On the judicial front, Luc Besson obtained in December 2021 a dismissal after three and a half years of legal proceedings launched after accusations of rape by the actress Sand Van Roy, whom he contested.

Other women had testified to “Mediapart” of inappropriate gestures or sexual assault on the part of the cinema man, facts largely prescribed.



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