Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A DogÕs Purpose, from director Lasse Hallstršm The Cider House Rules, Dear John, The 100-Foot Journey, shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog voiced by Josh Gad who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. The family film told from the dogÕs perspective also stars Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, John Ortiz, Peggy Lipton, Juliet Rylance, Luke Kirby, Pooch Hall and Dennis Quaid. A DogÕs Purpose is produced by Gavin Polone Zombieland, TVÕs Gilmore Girls. The film from Amblin Entertainment and Walden Media will be distributed by Universal Pictures. Screenplay by W. Bruce Cameron & Cathryn Michon and Audrey Wells and Maya Forbes & Wally Wolodarsky.