A Street Cat named Bob
A Street Cat Named Bob is based on the much-loved, international best-selling book. Starring Luke Treadaway (Unbroken, Clash of the Titans, Olivier Award Winner for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) as James Bowen and with Bob as Bob, ‘ A Street Cat Named Bob tells the moving and life-affirming true story of the unlikely friendship between a young homeless busker, James Bowen, and the stray ginger cat who changed his life.
When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet James couldn’t resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he quickly christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas. Soon the two were inseparable and their diverse, comic and occasionally dangerous adventures would transform both their lives, slowly healing the scars of each other’s troubled pasts.
Also starring Ruta Gedmintas (The Strain, The Incident) Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey, Filth) and Anthony Head (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), the film is directed by Roger Spottiswoode (Tomorrow Never Dies, Under Fire, Air America, Turner and Hooch), with a script from Tim John (Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde) and Maria Nation (Ice Bound). The film is produced by Adam Rolston for Shooting Script Films and will be the company’s debut release. Damian Jones is an executive producer alongside Tim Smith, Paul Brett, Anders Eden, and James Scott for Prescience.