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'Every Dog Happens For A Reason'. That's the tagline on the new poster for Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment's upcoming drama A Dog's Purpose. On behalf of the studios, and to celebrate #NationalDogDay, we are pleased to announce that the trailer for A Dog's Purpose has just debuted online. So, gather your favorite four-legged friends around the screen, and watch it with the ones you love the most!
Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog's Purpose arrives from acclaimed director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, Dear John, The 100-Foot Journey). This stirring 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, »
Thomas’ story follows a 16-year-old who attends a suburban prep school and must deal with the aftermath of witnessing a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend. When she is called to testify in court, she has to face the consequences of what she does or doesn’t say.
Thomas began working on the book as a short story while a senior at Belhaven University. She was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and the 2009 fatal shooting of Oscar Grant, an unarmed 22-year-old black man in Oakland, Calif. — which was recounted in the 2013 movie “Fruitvale Station.”
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Film rights for The Hate U Give, a Ya novel inspired by Black Lives Matter, have sold to Fox 2000,Temple Hill and State Street in a competitive situation. Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg will star and George Tillman Jr. will direct the film adaptation from a script by Audrey Wells. A bidding war erupted after the book began making the rounds last week. There was interest from multiple studios and producers in the timely upcoming book, which is the debut novel from Angela Thomas. The film rights deal comes on the heels of the splashy 13-house auction in
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