WWE’s Matthew Bloom and German Star Rosalie Thomass Team Up to Debut their New Romantic Comedy
BOSTON, MA (September 10, 2015) – Dog lovers and film buffs unite! “The Dog Wedding,” a bark-out-loud romantic comedy about a German businesswoman (Rosalie Thomass) who falls for an American wrestler (Matthew Bloom) while planning their English Bulldogs’ wedding, premieres September 21, 2015 at AMC Loews Boston Common at 7:00pm. Mr. Bloom and Ms. Thomass will attend, as will their co-stars and the filmmakers.
A limited number of $15 tickets are available to the public at thedogwedding.ticketleap.com/boston. “We’re proud to donate 100% of ticket sales to Canine Companions for Independence, the MSPCA-Angell, Long Island Bulldog Rescue, and Juno’s Place,” said Jason B. Hurwitz, the film’s Producer. “These charitable organizations serve our home state of Massachusetts with 200 collective years of dedication to animal welfare and the human-animal bond.”
“The movie is about how dogs bring people together, even those you would least expect,” said 6’8″, 360-pound Mr. Bloom, who is known worldwide for his 15-year career with WWE and New Japan Pro Wrestling. “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.”
Ms. Thomass is the star of the German box office hit “One Hot Number” and “Taxi,” which she headlines with Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”). “Dogs getting married was new to me,” she confessed. “I was thrilled to explore how my character – an overworked executive at odds with her father over the direction of the family pickle empire – would change when drawn into this wild American world of dog weddings, musclemen and cosplay.”
“The Dog Wedding” marks Ms. Thomass’ U.S. film debut. Bernhard Schutz, the prolific German actor who plays her overbearing CEO/father, appeared alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman in “A Most Wanted Man” last year.
“Pairing a pro wrestler with dramatic German actors unleashed a comedic clash of cultures,” said James Lefkowitz, the film’s Director. “We enjoy toeing the line where fiction meets reality by casting actors whose own backgrounds parallel their characters.”
This special event launches the U.S. theatrical release of “The Dog Wedding.” The film is presented by 25th Frame and produced by Hurwitz, Lefkowitz and Bloom from a script written by Hurwitz and Lefkowitz. The Producers expect the MPAA will rate the film PG-13.
The Premiere is also the big screen debut for 50 canine couples who won “The Dog Wedding” Photo Contest (thedogwedding.com/contest). The Contest’s 572 photo entries from dog weddings in 41 states and 12 countries received 233,067 votes in July. The winners, which total 1 million Facebook and 1 million Instagram followers, include rescue ambassadogs Titus & Hailey (Grand Prize), celebrity rescue Chloe Kardoggian and the inspirational Simon The Blind Pug. Their photos will grace the film’s unique opening credit sequence.
About “The Dog Wedding”
A German businesswoman falls for an American wrestler she meets at the dog park, testing her lifelong obedience to her CEO/father. Rosalie Thomass and Matthew Bloom lead a delightfully eccentric cast in this refreshing romantic comedy. Follow the improbable duo as they discover your best friend’s wedding can be a real wake-up call! Watch the trailer: thedogwedding.com/trailer
About Canine Companions for Independence
Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. Headquartered in Santa Rosa, California, Canine Companions is the largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs, and is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and the quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. The result is a life full of increased independence and loving companionship. Learn more: cci.org
About the MSPCA-Angell
The MSPCA-Angell is a national and international leader in animal protection and veterinary medicine and provides direct hands-on care for thousands of animals each year. Founded in 1868, it is the second-oldest humane society in the United States. Services include animal protection and adoption, advocacy, humane education, law enforcement, and world-class veterinary care. The MSPCA-Angell is a private, non-profit organization. It does not receive any government funding nor is it funded or operated by any national humane organization. The MSPCA-Angell relies solely on the support and contributions of individuals who care about animals. Please visit: mspca.org
About Long Island Bulldog Rescue
Founded in 1999 by Laurette Richin, Long Island Bulldog Rescue serves the Northeast, helping English Bulldogs through education, prevention, intervention and adoption. LIBR fulfills its mission by helping, healing, and homing abandoned, neglected, abused, or released English Bulldogs. All donations go to the rescue, medical needs and daily care of the bulldogs. Learn more: longislandbulldogrescue.org
About Juno’s Place
Rescued Chihuahua Juno and her Mom, Deborah Young, care for abandoned and abused dogs and cats, regularly visit senior centers and hospitals spreading goodwill and smiles, and support Massachusetts animal welfare charities such as Sweetpea Friends of Rutland Animal Shelter. Ms. Young also heads Private Citizens for Pets in Peril, promoting animal rights. Learn more: facebook.com/JunosPlace