Bradley Cooper Set To Voice A Canine For DreamWorks’ Adaptation A Dog’s Purpose


Having made quite the impression bringing the irreverent Rocket Raccoon to life in Guardians of the Galaxy, Bradley Cooper has found himself on DreamWorks’ radar to fill the leading role in its upcoming adaptation of A Dog’s Purpose.

That’s according to The Hollywood Reporter, who brings word that the actor is on the verge of joining both Britt Robertson and Dennis Quaid in the film to be based on W. Bruce Cameron’s novel of the same name. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom, the film doesn’t feature a talking dog strictly speaking, though Cooper will provide the voice of the canine’s inner monologue, as he attempts to be reunited with his original owners.

Said to be an inspirational piece, DreamWorks’ A Dog’s Purpose will see Cooper’s pup reincarnated several times over, and though he acts as man’s best friend to each respective owner, it’s the first family that our protagonist will search far and wide to find.

THR offers a brief snippet:

“Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey’s search for his new life’s meaning leads him into the loving arms of 8-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog.”

Production is said to be already underway on the feature film, bringing together Cooper, Robertson and Quaid for the family romp. On paper, A Dog’s Purpose doesn’t necessarily boast the attention-grabbing premise to rival the likes of How to Train Your Dragon, but we’re willing to give the studio the benefit of the doubt.