Don Cheadle has signed on to co-star in DreamWorks’ live-action Hotel for Dogs.
Emma Roberts has already boarded the film, which is based on Lois Duncan’s 1971 children’s book of the same name. The story revolves around two orphaned teenagers who hide dozens of stray dogs in an abandoned hotel. Jeff Lowell penned the screenplay.
Cheadle will play a beleaguered social worker who keeps the kids out of trouble.
The project, which begins shooting in early November, marks Thor Freudenthal’s feature directorial debut.
Jon Gordon, Lauren Shuler Donner and Jack Leslie are producing.