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Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens & Omar Sy Hear The Call of the Wild #book2movie

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Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens and Omar Sy star in The Call of the Wild

But who plays the Buck, the sled dog?

Did you know? Jack London’s classic The Call of the Wild is coming to the screen with Harrison Ford as John Thornton, a prospector searching for gold in the Yukon and Buck’s last—and most fitting—master. Dan(Downton Abbey, Beauty and the Beast) Stevens is onboard in an unspecified role but I expect he’ll play Hal, the inexperienced gold hunter. Also in an unspecified role, Omar Sy (Untouchables), joined the cast today according to Variety. Any thoughts on who he might play?

The book has been adapted several times before, the big difference this time will be the technology used to help create the dog-sled racing sequences with a visual effects studio bringing the dogs to life.

I bet it’s been a long time since you read The Call of the Wild—although it’s not at all clear how close to Jack London’s novel the script will stay. 

About the book

Part St. Bernard, part Scotch shepherd, Buck is a sturdy crossbreed canine accustomed to a comfortable life as a family dog -- until he's seized from his pampered surroundings and shipped to Alaska to be a sled dog. There, the forbidding landscape is as harsh as life itself during the gold rush of the 1890s. Forced to function in a climate where every day is a savage struggle for survival, Buck adapts quickly. Traces of his earlier existence are obliterated and he reverts to his dormant primeval instincts, encountering danger and adventure as he becomes the leader of a wolf pack and undertakes a journey of nearly mythical proportions. Superb details, taken from Jack London's firsthand knowledge of Alaskan frontier life, make this classic tale of endurance as gripping today as it was over a century ago. One of literature's most popular and exciting adventure stories, The Call of the Wild will enrich the reading experience of youngsters, and rekindle fond memories of a favorite among older generations.
Clark Gable, Loretta Young, and Buck in Call of the Wild (1935)

Call of the Wild starring Clark Gable / 1935

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The Call of the Wild starring Charlton Heston / 1972

Call of the Wild starring John Beck / 1976

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The Call of the Wild starring Rutger Hauer / 1997

Call of the Wild (2000)

The Call of the Wild (TV series) starring Nick Mancuso / 2000

Let's watch the trailer