Mark Wahlberg recently appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to talk about his upcoming film, “Arthur the King.” In a lively and engaging conversation, Wahlberg shared the incredible true story that inspired the film.

“Arthur the King” tells the tale of Adventure Racers, extreme athletes who embark on a 500-mile race across Ecuador. During the race, one of the racers encounters a stray dog who is in desperate need of help. The dog has open wounds and is clearly struggling. In an act of compassion, the racer throws a meatball to distract the dog and keep it away.

However, much to his surprise, the dog begins to follow him for the entire 500 miles. As the race progresses, it becomes clear that the racer cannot take the dog into the water, jeopardizing his chances of winning the World Championships. Despite his obsession with winning, the racer selflessly sacrifices the race to save the dog’s life.

But the true race begins after the race itself. The racer’s mission now is to get the dog the proper help it needs. He brings the dog home to live with him, even though it had never been inside a house before. This heartwarming story showcases the power of compassion and the bond between humans and animals.

Wahlberg explained how he came across this remarkable story. He watched a documentary about it on ESPN and was immediately captivated. He knew he had to bring this story to the big screen.

During the show, Wahlberg shared a clip from the movie, which depicted the moment when the racer reunited with the dog after a long journey. The clip showcased the intense emotional connection between the two characters and left the audience wanting more.

In addition to discussing “Arthur the King,” Wahlberg also talked about his personal beliefs and Lent. When asked about what he was giving up for Lent, he expressed his philosophy of doing more rather than giving up things. He emphasized the importance of using his talents and platform to inspire and encourage others.

Throughout the interview, Wahlberg’s enthusiasm and passion for the story shone through. He spoke with genuine excitement about the film and the message it conveys. “Arthur the King” is set to hit theaters on March 15th, so be sure to mark your calendars for this heartwarming adventure.