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A Street Cat Named Bob (film)

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Produced by  Adam Rolston
Cinematography  Peter Wunstorf
Director  Roger Spottiswoode
Screenplay  Maria Nation, Tim John
7.4/10 IMDb


Written by  Tim John Maria Nation
Initial release  18 November 2016 (USA)
Production company  Stage 6 Films
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Based on  A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen
Starring  Luke Treadaway Ruta Gedmintas Joanne Froggatt Anthony Head Caroline Goodall Bob the Cat
Music by  David Hirschfelder Charlie Fink
Music director  Charlie Fink, David Hirschfelder
Cast  Luke Treadaway, Joanne Froggatt, Ruta Gedmintas, Anthony Head, Caroline Goodall
Similar  Directed by Roger Spottiswoode, Cat movies, Dramas
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A Street Cat Named Bob is a 2016 British family comedy-drama film directed by Roger Spottiswoode and written by Tim John and Maria Nation. It is based on the book of same name by James Bowen. The film stars Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head and Bob the Cat as himself. The film premiered in London, England on 3 November 2016, followed by a general release the next day on 4 November 2016.

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Summary

Homeless and a recovering drug addict, James Bowen (Luke Treadaway) is running low on his luck. He’s given a last chance to turn his life around by his support worker, Val (Joanne Froggatt), who helps him to finally be given his own flat to live in. As James attempts to build a life and future for himself by busking in Covent Garden, he struggles to gain any traction as the London crowd passes him by. Whilst in the bath one day, he hears a break-in and finds a ginger cat in his kitchen eating the corn flakes. Thinking it belongs to a neighbour, he sets out to find the owner but with no luck concluding that it must be a stray. Over the next few days, the cat continues to linger on the estate, and James discovers an infected wound on the animal’s leg. He takes the cat to be treated by a charity vet and from that point onwards, the two lives become entwined.

Cast

  • Bob as himself.
  • Luke Treadaway as James Bowen
  • Ruta Gedmintas as Betty, Bowen's animal loving neighbour and James' love interest.
  • Joanne Froggatt as Val, Bowen's drug support worker.
  • Anthony Head as Nigel Bowen, Bowen's father.
  • Caroline Goodall as Mary
  • Production

    On 24 August 2015 it was announced that Roger Spottiswoode would direct a film based on the book A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen, while Tim John scripted the film. Adam Rolston would produce the film through his Shooting Script Films. The Exchange sold the film's international rights. Maria Nation also wrote the script.

    Principal photography on the film began on 25 October 2015 in London, at Twickenham Film Studios and on location in Covent Garden. Filming wrapped up on 6 December 2015.

    Possible sequel

    Due to Bowen's world-famous books based around Bob, it is as of yet unknown if Sony Pictures and Bowen will make the follow-up film adaptation of The World According to Bob. But some believe there's a potential chance it could happen.

    References

    A Street Cat Named Bob (film) Wikipedia


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