Via Zoom: Actors Caleb Landry Jones & Jojo T. Gibbs for 'DogMan'

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CHICAGO – In one of the more unusual film releases of late, Caleb Landry Jones and Jojo T. Gibbs are the feature lead actors in “Dogman,” opening in Chicago on March 29th and wider on April 5th. Written and directed by Luc Besson (“The Fifth Element’), the film defies convention in a story that is multi-faceted and symbolic.

The DogMan is Doug (Caleb Landry Jones) and as the movie begins we see him busted by New Jersey law enforcement, where they find several dogs in his truck, and he’s also in drag as Marilyn Monroe. Wanting to get into his motivations, they put their psychiatrist Evelyn (Jojo T. Gibbs) on the case, and she begins to unravel the DogMan’s life, which includes childhood abuse, paralysis and Shakespeare. He also has a psychic connection to the dogs he keeps, using them as an army to protect and do break-ins for him. Finally, because of all these circumstances, he lands a job as a drag queen, doing song renditions of famous women. Is DogMan a Sinner or a Saint?

Jojo T. Gibbs and Caleb Landry Jones in ‘DogMan’
Photo credit: Briarcliff Entertainment

Both Caleb Landry Jones and Jojo T. Gibbs are veteran actors. Jones is known for portraying Banshee in “X-Men: First Class” and also appearing in “Get Out” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Gibbs was recently in the Oscar nominated “Past Lives” and will be in the upcoming “Civil War.”

In an interview Via Zoom by Patrick McDonald of, Caleb Landry Jones and Jojo T. Gibbs talks “Dogman” …

Trailer, “Dogman” …

“DogMan” is in salect theaters (including Chicago) on March 29th, opening wider on April 5th. See local listings. Featuring Caleb Landry Jones, Jojo T. Gibbs, Christopher Denham, Clemens Schick and John Charles Aguilar. Written and directed by Luc Beeson. Rated “R” senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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