Denise Richards, best known for her role in The World is Not Enough, will be starring as the lead in The Junkyard Dogs. Billed as a family comedy, the film will be directed by Jacob Cooney, whose directorial credits include The Assault and Pitching Tents.
Cooney has co-written the film with Jamie Sykes, and according to Deadline, it tells the story of a dog named Houdini, who has to team up with his dog friends to protect their neighbourhood from the threat of burglars. Moreover, Richards will be reportedly essaying a character named Monica Sullivan, a single mother who learns about the scheme her two children and the dog have plotted to evade the burglary.
The film will be produced by Chad A Verdi, Chelsea Vale, David Gere, Chad A Verdi Jr, and Paul Luba, and is currently slated for a global theatrical release in 2022. Meanwhile, Richards’ other acting credits include Starship Troopers, The Bold and the Beautiful, Love Actually, Scary Movie 3, and Drop Dead Gorgeous, to name a few.