“A Dog’s Way Home” Promises to Brings Feels to Moviegoers

Lori Ennis
by Lori Ennis
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A new movie starring Ashley Judd and Edward James Olmos will soon be hitting the big screen. “A Dog’s Way Home,” is promising to bring all the feels.

Based on the best selling book by W. Bruce Cameron, “ A Dog’s Way Home,” will also star Wes Study, Alexander Shipp and Jonah Hauer-King. It will be directed by Charles Martin Smith and Cameron, who also wrote the tear-jerker, “ A Dog’s Purpose,” will once again join with producer Gavin Polone.

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The canine stars of the show are two rescue dogs named Shelby and Amber, and they will share the lead role of Bella. The New York Times Best Seller debuted in May and has been a hit in the world of animal stories. The story will show Bella’s quest to get back to her human after being separated and 400 miles away. On her way home, she will become a special part of the lives of many, including an orphaned baby mountain lion and a homeless veteran.

Judd is a well-known actress and star of many movies, and she currently stars in the television show ‘Berlin Station’ and she is also a well-known animal rights activist.

Though there was some controversy surrounding ‘A Dog’s Purpose,’ in which it was alleged that animals were mistreated, investigations and statements from the stars disputed those allegations and the movie brought in more than $190 million.

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The movie’s plotline will be similar in the focus on the bond between humans and their pets. The main character, Lucas, finds himself the unexpected caretaker of a sweet little homeless pitbull puppy named Bella and shows what happens when we let dogs into our lives and our hearts.

Filming is currently ongoing in Vancouver and set to wrap up December 15.

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