‘Some friendships transcend lifetimes’. A dog keeps coming back to his master telling a compelling story of love and affection. An official sequel to the 2017 film, ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ is releasing this month called, ‘A Dog’s Journey’. This family adventure is all set to bring smiles and tears to viewers, this summer.
The hands behind the journey
Based on the bestselling novel written by W. Bruce Cameron, this movie revolves the story of a dog called Bailey, which is born again and again in a quest for purpose. Directed by Emmy winner Gail Mancuso, ‘A Dog’s Journey’ is produced by Gavin Polone and written by W. Bruce Cameron, Cathryn Michon, Maya Forbes and Wally Wolodarsky. The movie has Betty Gilpin, Dennis Quaid and Josh Gad, starring in prominent roles, while Kathryn Prescott, Peggy Lipton, Luke Kirby, Gabrielle Rose, and Britt Robertson play supporting roles.
Ethan aka Dennis Quaid, a Dog Lover
Dennis William Quaid who plays the role of Ethan, is an American actor who is known for a wide variety of dramatic and comedy roles. Rightfully, the trailer of ‘A Dog’s Journey’ proves it to be.
The 63-year-old handsome actor is always seen in the leading roles, and why not. He still has the spark. “He is a dog person and when his agent told him he had been offered a part in the film adaptation of A Dog’s Purpose, Quaid said he would do it, even before he knew the full plot,” reported the Guardian. It was a film that Quaid couldn’t deny. The hero, who considers himself a character actors, plays a key role in the movie.
Bailey is voiced by Josh Gad
Josh Gad as the voice of Bailey, who then dwells within, Molly, Max and Toby in the many lives. “The growth and evolution of the dog’s character is seen through its voice, dialogues and emotion. Rather than just the vocal gimmicks, I think it’s more about the emotional truth which I hope is seen well through the work we have done. I don’t look at dogs the same way I did post my work and I believe that they speak through their eyes with utmost clarity, said Josh Gad during his interviews, after the release of A Dog’s Purpose. He believes that his experience with A Dog’s Journey has been the same.
Hannah Marg Helgenberger, the American actress plays the role of Ethan’s wife and the grandmother of CJ who is Kathryn Prescott. Like Ethan, she too is in love with Bailey and the couple does everything it takes to keep their family happy—which includes Bailey and their granddaughter. Betty Gilpin Bailey plays with Ethan’s granddaughter Clarity June or CJ.
Bailey reincarnates again as CJ’s childhood dog, to be there for CJ as she grows up and struggles through all odds. Prescott, an English actress follows her dreams, faces heartbreak, and finally returns home to her family.
She is attached to Bailey while she lives with her grandparents, however after she is taken away by Gloria (Betty Gilpin), she is united with Bailey once again but in different forms. The other characters in the film support the main characters beautifully as seen in the trailer, with a hope every viewer connects and loves this sequel just like they did for ‘A Dog’s Purpose.’
Dogs in the journey
A number of dogs across breeds too made it to the cast. While Bailey is played by a Golden Retriever. When the dog reaches CJ, it is a loving beagle which sees the girl through her troubled childhood, taking her away from the love of grandparents.
Let’s journey through Bailey’s purpose beyond lifetimes, in A dog’s Journey, releasing 17th May, worldwide. Click here to watch the trailer.
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