Togo is an upcoming American drama film directed by Ericson Core, produced by Kim Zubick, written by Tom Flynn and starring Willem Dafoe that is set to debut on Disney+.
- Starring : Willem Dafoe / Thorbjørn Harr
- Genre : Drama
- Country : United States
- Language : English
- Director : Ericson Core
- Production : The Walt Disney Company / Walt Disney Pictures
- Distributor : Disney+
Togo release date
- December 13, 2019 : Canada (internet)
- December 13, 2019 : USA (internet)
- Willem Dafoe as Leonhard Seppala
- Julianne Nicholson as Constance Seppala
- Christopher Heyerdahl as George Maynard
- Michael Gaston as Joe Dexter
- Michael McElhatton as Jafet Lindeberg
- Jamie McShane as Scott Allan
- Michael Greyeyes as Amituk
- Thorbjørn Harr as Charlie Olsen
- Shaun Benson as Gunnar
- Nikolai Nikolaeff as Dan Murphy
- Steven McCarthy as Dev Burdett(creditOnly)
- Malik McCall as Businessman
- Tom Carey as Miner 2
- Barb Mitchell as Eileen Clark
- Mark Krysko as Mr. Olson
Togo is an upcoming American drama film directed by Ericson Core, produced by Kim Zubick, written by Tom Flynn and starring Willem Dafoe that is set to debut on Disney+. The film will debut on December 20, 2019.
Togo centers on “two key figures in the 1925 serum run to Nome, also known as the Great Race of Mercy, in which dog-sled teams relayed to transport diphtheria antitoxin serum through harsh conditions over nearly 700 miles to save the Alaskan town of Nome from an epidemic.”
On October 28, 2015, it was announced that Walt Disney Pictures was developing a film about the 1925 serum run to Nome focusing on the sled dog Togo and his owner Leonhard Seppala. The screenplay was set to be written by Tom Flynn and the production was to be overseen by Jessica Virtue and Louie Provost for Disney.
On May 16, 2018, it was announced that Ericson Core would direct the film, that Kim Zubick would serve as a producer, and that the film would debut on Disney+. Additionally, it was further announced that Willem Dafoe would star in the film as Leonhard Seppala, the owner of Togo. On December 10, 2018, it was reported that Thorbjørn Harr had joined the cast of the film.
Principal photography for the film commenced on September 21, 2018 and finished in February 2019 in Calgary, Canada. Most of the dogs featured in this film are from The Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours Inc. kennel located in Canmore, AB. Hugo and Mackey from Snowy Owl were used throughout the movie as stunt doubles for the face of Togo, Diesel.
Willem Dafoe as Leonhard Seppala. Julianne Nicholson as Constance Seppala. Christopher Heyerdahl as George Maynard. Michael Gaston as Joe Dexter. Michael McElhatton as Jafet Lindeberg. Jamie McShane as Scott Allan. Michael Greyeyes as Amituk. Thorbjørn Harr as Charlie Olsen. Shaun Benson as Gunnar. Nikolai Nikolaeff as Dan Murphy.
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