A Dog’s Purpose

A Dog's Purpose Movie

Taglines: Every dog happens for a reason.

A dog goes on quest to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes with multiple owners.

A Dog’s Purpose is an American comedy-drama film directed by Lasse Hallström and written by Audrey Wells. It is based on the 2010 novel of the same name by W. Bruce Cameron. The film stars Britt Robertson, Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad, Peggy Lipton and Juliet Rylance. The film is scheduled to be released on January 27, 2017, by Universal Pictures.

DreamWorks acquired the film rights for Cameron’s novel in 2015. On May 8, 2015, it was announced Lasse Hallström would direct the film. On August 5, 2015, Britt Robertson and Dennis Quaid joined the cast. On September 18, 2015, Pooch Hall was cast in the film. On October 15, 2015, Bradley Cooper joined the cast to play the dog’s inner voice. Josh Gad eventually replaced him. Principal photography began on August 17, 2015.

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A Dog’s Purpose

Directed by: Lasse Hallström
Starring: Britt Robertson, Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad, Peggy Lipton, Logan Miller, Juliet Rylance, Luke Kirby, Caroline Cave, Gabrielle Rose, Nicole LaPlaca
Screenplay by: Cathryn Michon
Production Design by: Michael Carlin
Cinematography by: Terry Stacey
Costume Design by: Shay Cunliffe
Set Decoration by: Craig Sandells
Art Direction by: Réjean Labrie, Larry Spittle
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements and some peril.
Studio: Universal Pictures
Release Date: January 27, 2017

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