Milo Ventimiglia has wrapped his starring role in 20th Century Fox’s upcoming adaption of The Art of Racing in the Rain! The actor shared a fitting photo in front of the Ferarri logo on his official Twitter account marking the occasion. “That’s a wrap (officially) on #ArtOfRacingInTheRain. Thank you @20thcenturyfox @Ferrari @ScuderiaFerrari. 🇮🇹🇺🇸 MV” he captioned the photo. Check it out below!
— Milo Ventimiglia (@MiloVentimiglia) September 13, 2018
The Art of Racing in the Rain, which is based on Garth Stein’s 2008 novel, is told from the perspective a family dog named Enzo who has spent his whole life observing the world around him and begins to reflect on the lessons he learned from his owners. Enzo’s owners include struggling race car driver and car salesman named Denny (Ventimiglia) his wife Eve (Amanda Seyfried) who is fighting a brain tumor and their daughter Zoe. Kevin Costner was initially in talks to play the voice of Enzo, but he is currently not listed on the cast roster.
Simon Curtis (Goodbye Christoper Robin) will be directing the story for the big screen with Patrick Dempsey, Neal Moritz, and Tania Landau producing. Dempsey, who was riding a Grey’s Anatomy high, was originally supposed to star in the film when Universal studios picked it up in 2009, but things eventually stalled in development. Disney later picked it up, but it has now found its final home at Fox 2000.
Ventimiglia is currently starring on NBC’s This Is Us as Jack Pearson. He received an Emmy nomination last year for his performance and is once again nominated this year. You can catch Ventimiglia at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 17th on NBC at 8:00 EST. He will soon be starring alongside Jennifer Lopez in her upcoming film Second Act,which hits theaters on November 21, 2018. You can watch the trailer for that below!
The Art of Racing in the Rain currently does not have a release date.
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