The Art of Racing in the Rain (film)

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The Art of Racing in the Rain
The Art of Racing in the Rain.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySimon Curtis
Produced by
Screenplay byMark Bomback
Based onThe Art of Racing in the Rain
by Garth Stein
Music byDustin O'Halloran
Volker Bertelmann
CinematographyRoss Emery
Edited byAdam Recht
Distributed byWalt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release date
  • August 9, 2019 (2019-08-09) (United States)
CountryUnited States

The Art of Racing in the Rain is an upcoming 2019 American comedy-drama film directed by Simon Curtis and written by Mark Bomback, based on the 2008 novel of the same name by author Garth Stein. The film stars Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried and Kevin Costner as the voice of Enzo.

The film is scheduled to be released on August 9, 2019, by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the first 20th Century Fox film to be marketed on the Walt Disney Studios' official website since the acquisition of the studio by Disney.[1]


Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner), a dog owned by Denny (Milo Ventimiglia) and Eve Swift (Amanda Seyfried), reflects in this film about his relationship with his human family and being around in times of need.



In July 2009, Universal Pictures bought the film rights to the prize-winning novel The Art of Racing in the Rain.[3] The project has not been able to find a director.[4] After the project came to a halt with Universal Studios, Walt Disney Studios acquired the rights in January 2016. The film adaptation was to be produced by Neal H. Moritz through his Original Film production company.[5]

In 2017, screenwriter Mark Bomback revealed that the project was now set up at 20th Century Fox, saying, "I'm hoping the third time's the charm, and I'm optimistic that next year will be when it finally goes into production."[6]

Principal photography on the film began on May 9, 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia.[7]


It is scheduled to be released on August 9, 2019 by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.[8]


  1. ^ "New Trailer and Teaser Poster for 'The Art of Racing in the Rain'". The Walt Disney Studios. May 20, 2019. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  2. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (May 22, 2018). "Sheaun McKinney Joins Joe Carnahan's 'Boss Level'; McKinley Belcher Cast In 'The Art Of Racing In The Rain'". Deadline. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  3. ^ Fleming, Michael (July 15, 2009). "Dempsey shifts gears for Universal". Variety.
  4. ^ Boucher, Geoff (July 25, 2011). "Dempsey hopes to leave 'McDreamy' in rearview". Chicago Tribune.
  5. ^ McKittrick, Christopher (December 2, 2016). "Whatever Happened to 'The Art of Racing in the Rain' Movie Adaptation?'". Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  6. ^ McKittrick, Christopher (July 14, 2017). "War for the Planet of the Apes: a "Biblical Epic Western War Movie"". Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  7. ^ Hemmert, Kylie (May 9, 2018). "Production Has Started on The Art of Racing in the Rain -". Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  8. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (May 7, 2019). "Disney-Fox Updates Release Schedule: Sets Three Untitled 'Star Wars' Movies, 'New Mutants' Heads To 2020, 'Ad Astra' To Open Fall & More". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 7, 2019.

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