DreamWorks has hired visual effects maven Thor Freudenthal to direct Hotel for Dogs.
Based on Lois Duncan’s novel, the story revolves around two orphaned teenagers who hide dozens of stray dogs in an abandoned hotel. Jeff Lowell penned the screenplay.
Lauren Shuler Donner, a renowned dog lover who has more than a dozen pet canines, is producing alongside Jack Leslie.
Freudenthal, a former CG artist who worked on the “Stuart Little” films, is attached to direct 20th Century Fox’s They Came From Upstairs.