London, June 5 (IANS) “Britain’s loneliest dog”, who has been living in an animal shelter for six years and has been rejected by 18,000 potential owners, has landed a role in the upcoming fifth installment of the “Transformers” film franchise.
Freya, a six-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier cross, was dubbed “Britain’s loneliest dog” after spending almost all her life living in kennels.
She was spotted on Facebook by animal-loving movie director Michael Bay, who has cast her in the fifth installment of the blockbuster “Transformers” series, reports mirror.co.uk.
The film crew is due to start filming in Britain this summer. And the 51-year-old director says if the role doesn’t find her a home he’ll take her in.
Bay lives in Los Angeles and Miami with his two bullmastiffs, Bonecrusher and Grace, named for characters in “Transformers” and “Armageddon”, respectively.
A spokesman for Freshfields Animal Rescue Centre said: “We have had a fantastic response to our appeal for a new home for Freya, with lots of interest shown from around the world as well as closer to home in Britain.
“We are thrilled at the opportunity of a movie deal for Freya and at such interest and support from a major film director who is also a dedicated animal advocate. We look forward to showing the world what a wonderful and special dog Freya is.”
Last month Freya was featured on ITV’s show “Good Morning Britain” in a determined bid to find her a loving home.