EXCLUSIVE: Lasse Hallstrom has committed to next direct A Dog’s Purpose, an Audrey Wells-scripted adaptation of the W. Bruce Cameron novel. Gavin Palone and Mark Sourian are producing and Alan Blomquist is executive producer.
Cameron, an insider whose credits include 8 Simple Rules For Dating My Daughter, wrote the first draft with Cathryn Michon. The book is about one dog’s quest to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes with multiple owners. Hallstrom most recently directed Salmon Fishing In The Yemen, Safe Haven and the Helen Mirren-starrer The Hundred Foot Journey.
Hallstrom is repped by UTA and attorney Alan Wertheimer.