Director Leos Carax’s lost dog found after Adam Driver’s appeal

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Media captionAdam Driver and Mark Hamill post a video appeal to find Javelot the dog

Director Leos Carax’s dog has been found after Adam Driver filmed an appeal to help find him.

Driver said he was filming in Brussels with French director Carax when nine-year-old Javelot got “spooked” outside by passing traffic and ran away.

CG Cinema, the upcoming film’s production company, posted on Instagram that he had been found.

Driver had said if anyone found the dog they could feature in the film, or that he could christen their child.

“We will do anything as a way of saying thank you,” he said, adding that Javelot was “a member of the family to the crew”.

It is not known if the person who found Javelot will actually make an appearance in the movie – or if they have a baby who could be christened by Driver.

As Driver is not on social media, his Star Wars co-star Mark Hamill posted it on Instagram on his behalf, with a caption that said they were “worried about [Javelot] and want to make sure he is warm and has shelter and is fed”.

In the video, the actor is standing next to a lamp post in Parc Royal in Brussels with a picture of Javelot stuck to it.

“Javelot is our director Leos Carax’s dog,” he says, pointing at the poster. “It’s the third generation of the dog, he’s had the grandfather, the father, and now Javelot.

“He went missing yesterday. We were shooting a scene in a club – as you do – and we were outside, he got spooked by some of the traffic and ran off.”

The park was the last place Javelot was seen, he said, adding that a team of people had been searching the area.

Driver is co-starring alongside French actor Marion Cotillard in the musical film Annette, directed by Carax.