Netflix is bringing more real-life stories to our screens, and the newest is Rescued by Ruby, a true story turned short story, which is now being transformed into a feature film starring Grant Gustin, who plays The Flash. A worldwide release date for “Rescued by Ruby” has been set for March 17, 2022.
Director Katt Shea, known for her work on the Nancy Drew, Hidden Staircase, and Poison Ivy films, will helm Rescued by Ruby, with screenwriter Karen Janszen penning the script based on two short stories by Squire Rushnell and Louise DuArt, who will also serve as producers. Additionally, Fezziwig Studios co-founder Dan Angel will be joining them (Door to Door, A Godwink Christmas).
Rescued By Ruby: Release
In 2022, the film will premiere on Netflix at 3:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, March 17, at 12:00 a.m. PT. Be sure to mark your calendars and allot roughly an hour and a half for the film’s release.
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Rescued By Ruby: Why does Rescued by Ruby have such an intriguing premise?
A K9 search and rescue team aspirant and an Australian Shepherd and Border Collie mix named Ruby are the inspiration for the film. An animal rescue volunteer named Pat Inman felt that the dog’s intelligence was hidden under her aggression and that particular attention and discipline might be the only way to preserve her life.
RI State Police offered her to Dan O’Neil, who took her in. The best chance Dan had to land the job of his dreams. After a lot of patience and hard effort, the pup became a dedicated K-9 partner.
Ruby was on the unit for seven years when she came across a youngster in the ravine who was injured and was later identified as Pat’s son, the dog shelter volunteer who had saved his life.
Squire Rushnell and Louise DuArt penned the short novellas Dogwink Ruby and Ruby: A Dogwink Story based on this occurrence.
Rescued By Ruby: Cast
As Dan O’Neill, the man who saves Ruby from the pound and brings her back to life, Grant Gustin has been cast in the starring role. As Barry Allen/The Flash on the CW’s DC shows Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow, Gustin has amassed quite a fanbase.
After the original announcement, more names of the cast were revealed. As for the rest of the cast, they are as follows:
- Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem’s Tom McBeath will take on the character of Seamus Brady in the upcoming film.
- As Tommy Two Towers, Brad Mann will take on the role.
- The Night Shift’s Scott Wolf will play Matt Zarrella.
- Melissa will be portrayed by Kaylah Zander, who has been cast in the role.
- Patt Inman will be played by Camille Sullivan.
- Actress Sharon Taylor will portray Sam in the trailer for Ruby’s Rescue
Take a look at the drama’s official trailer right now!
RUBY’S RESCUE: THE PLOT
In the upcoming film, the original story is retold in an altered form. During the film, Officer Dan (the protagonist) hopes to join the K-9 squad. In contrast, his immediate superior does not believe he is ready for the job at hand. There is no money for a new dog, the agency stated categorically.
Before he gets there, Ruby comes up behind him and gives him some pointers. According to some, Ruby is unadoptable because of her hyperactive nature and the fact that she has been returned numerous times. There follows a tale of friendship, love and loyalty that blossoms from this point.
According to the TV-G rating, this drama should appeal to a wide demographic. There is very little to no bloodshed, and there is no profanity. It’s a wonderful film for families to see together this weekend. Produced in Vancouver, British Columbia, Rescued by Ruby will begin filming on June 2nd, 2021, and will wrap up on July 15th of that same year according to Production Weekly and Variety Insight issue 1241.