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Warwick pooch cast in film with Keanu Reeves

Thursday, 11th August 2011

A pet pooch from Warwick will soon be enjoying his dog food as a star of the silver screen, as he is due to appear alongside Keanu Reeves in a new movie.

According to the Leamington Observer, Pablo, a 13-month-old Akita dog, will be appearing in 47 Ronin, which is due for release at the end of next year.

The film is about a band of samurai who set out to avenge the death of their master.

Owner Warwick Aldersley Jr told the news provider: "Pablo is such a beautiful dog and they are a wonderful, loyal breed. He's certainly making no diva-like demands now he's in films.

"I didn't expect him to ever be on the payroll of a $170 million (£104 million) film but then who would. It's been a strange few months."

Because of Pablo's starring role, Mr Aldersley has also found work within the film world, having been given a job as a dog handler on Tim Burton's latest film, Dark Shadows.