5-Year-Old Kid Gets His Wish to Be A Godzilla-Sized Monster
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the city of Chicago came together to grant one five-year-old boy's dream to be in a Godzilla movie. After being diagonosed with leukiemia, Maddex began watching Godzilla films with his father and grandfather during treatment. When he was referred to Make-A-Wish, Maddex asked to be Godzilla in his own movie and the city of Chicago was happy to be the backdrop.
The short film, titled "Madzilla," super-sized the three-and-a-half-foot tall Maddex into an 800-foot monster. Over 100 volunteers, the Chicago Bulls mascot, and Chicago's mayor (and former White House Chief of Staff) Rahm Emanuel make guest appearances in the film.
“It was definitely the happiest we've seen him,” Maddex's father Tony told the Chicago Tribune.
The film's shooting has since ended and Maddex is expected to make his red carpet debut at its premiere screening in late August.
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