Pooch Hall will be kind to animals, as he’s joined the cast of DreamWorks’ A Dog’s Purpose. Based on the best-selling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, the film tracks a dog’s experience through several reincarnations as he looks through his purpose through each life, while interacting with different human companions. Hall plays a young man who meets the love of his life thanks to the dog’s machinations. Bradley Cooper stars as the voice of the dog, with Dennis Quaid, Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, Juliet Rylance, John Ortiz and Peggy Lipton. Lasse Hallstrom is directing from Audrey Wells’ script, with Gavin Polone producing and Alan Blomquist and Mark Sourian exec producing. Hall has been seen in Ray Donovan and The Game. He’s repped by Abrams Artists and Attorney Jonathan Shikora.
Doug McKeon has announced his intention to run for office, in a manner of speaking, as he’s joined Rob Reiner’s historical drama LBJ. The film follows Lyndon Johnson’s presidency from his assuming the role in the wake of JFK’s assassination through his battle to win the presidency outright the next year and examines his tumultuous presidency. McKeon is playing LBJ’s Vice President Hubert Humphrey, who ran for the top job and lost to Richard Nixon in 1968. The film is directed by Reiner and written by Joey Hartstone. As an actor, McKeon’s other credits include his early-career appearance in On Golden Pond, and more recently Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex, among others. He’s also directed the indie features Come Away Home and The Boys of Sunset Ridge. He’s repped by Allegory Creative Management and McKeon/Myones Entertainment.