Production has started on The Art of Racing in the Rain
Fox 2000’s adaptation of The Art of Racing in the Rain has begun principal photography in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and will be released by 20th Century Fox. Based on the bestselling novel by Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a heartfelt tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo.
Through his bond with his owner, Denny Swift, an aspiring Formula One race car driver, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition and understands that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life.
The film follows Denny and the loves of his life — his wife, Eve, their young daughter Zoe, and ultimately, his true best friend, Enzo.
Milo Ventimiglia stars as Denny Smith. Enzo is voiced by Kevin Costner. The additional cast includes Amanda Seyfried, Gary Cole, Kathy Baker, Ryan Keira Armstrong and Martin Donovan.
The film is directed by Simon Curtis (Goodbye Christopher Robin, My Week with Marilyn) and produced by Neal H. Moritz, Patrick Dempsey, and Tania Landau. Donald J. Lee and Joannie Burstein are executive producers. The screenplay is by Mark Bomback (War for the Planet of the Apes, The Wolverine).
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein spent over three years on the New York Times best-seller list.
Fox 2000 President Elizabeth Gabler commented: “We are elated to join forces with this amazing team of filmmakers and cast to bring this long-awaited adaptation to the screen. The book is beloved by millions of people and we believe audiences will also embrace this emotional and uplifting film that shows life through the wise and humorous vision of Enzo, the dog.”
In 2016, Disney picked up the book with producer Moritz attached, but that stalled out as well. Fox 2000 is the latest home for the project who picked up the book last year.