TITLE: A Dog’s Purpose
RELEASE DATE: January 27, 2017
STUDIO: Universal Pictures
DIRECTOR: Lasse Hallstrom
MPAA RATING: PG (for thematic elements and some peril)
SCREENWRITERS: W. Bruce Cameron,
Cathryn Michon, Audrey Wells, Maya Forbes, Wally Wolodarsky
STARRING: Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton,
Britt Robertson, K.J. Apa, Juilet Rylance,
Luke Kirby, John Ortiz, Pooch Hall, Josh Gad
Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, “A Dog’s Purpose,” from director Lasse Hallström (“The Cider House Rules,” “Dear John,” “The 100-Foot Journey”), shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. The family film told from the dog’s perspective also stars Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, Britt Robertson, K.J. Apa, Juilet Rylance, Luke Kirby, John Ortiz and Pooch Hall.
“A Dog’s Purpose” is produced by Gavin Polone (“Zombieland,” TV’s “Gilmore Girls”). The film from Amblin Entertainment and Walden Media is executive produced by Alan Blomquist and Mark Sourian, and it will be distributed by Universal Pictures.
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