Casting Call For Benji

The red carpet awaits your dog — if he looks like the mixed-breed mutt that starred in nine films, Benji.
Propel your four-legged family member into the spotlight by posting a pic of your mutt’s mug on Facebook. The winning dog will star in the latest Benji movie, produced by Walden Media.

The studio started a Facebook page where dog owners and shelter workers can post pictures of dogs they think resemble the famous raggedy pup.

Writer, director and producer Brandon Camp, director of Love Happens and son of Benji creator Joe Camp, Jr., will direct a contemporary remake of the popular Benji series.

“Finding the right dog to play him is an essential element of making this movie, so we’re casting a wide net and leaving no stone unturned,” said Camp in a statement. “That includes using social media to reach dog-owners who might have a perfect Benji of their own at home.”

When the original Benji movie was made in the 1970s, social media didn’t exist. The first Benji was found in a shelter in California.

To enter the contest, share your dog’s picture on the movie’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/benjithemovie.

This story originally published on Mashable here.