Mark Bomback to adapt book for Patrick Dempsey starrer

Mark Bomback is penning the adaptation of Garth Stein novel “The Art of Racing in the Rain” for Universal Pictures.

Story follows a family’s daily life as seen through the eyes of their dog.

Patrick Dempsey is onboard to star and produce alongside Original Film’s Neal Moritz. Tania Landau and Joannie Burstein will exec produce.

Tracy Falco, exec veep of production, and development associate Tara Case oversee the project for Universal.

Bomback’s credits include Fox’s “Unstoppable” and “Race to Witch Mountain.” He most recently did a rewrite of Fox’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.”

He is repped by WME and Anonymous Content.

UTA repped the novel on behalf of Stein and book agents, Folio Literary Management.

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