Dennis Quaid Finds A Dog’s Purpose

Britt Robertson also aboard the novel adaptation


by James White |
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What could be better than an inspirational, heart-warming film that’s all about a dog? Admittedly, the last attempt at that – this year’s Max from Warner Bros. – didn’t quite run away with the box office bone, but that’s not stopping DreamWorks from going ahead with an adaptation of W. Bruce Cameron’s best-seller A Dog’s Purpose, setting Lasse Hallstrom to direct a cast that includes Dennis Quaid and Britt Robertson{ =nofollow}.

They’re part of an ensemble that also includes K.J. Apa, Juliet Rylance and Peggy Lipton in the story of a devoted pooch that is reincarnated various times, helps a number of different owners (think The Littlest Hobo, but across the plain of existence, not just the wilds of Canada), always with the driving aim of reuniting with his original human friend.

This is one that, like Cameron’s 2010 tear-targeting tome, hops across several lives for the dog (expect some complaints from the cat unions, including Meowcal 716 over that idea) as he inhabits different canines. Robertson and Quaid are part of the same timeline, but with her playing a young woman who falls for a quarterback and he as the football player later in life.

Cameron and Cathryn Michon and Audrey Wells wrote the script for this one, which Hallstrom will start shooting in Canada this month.

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