Emma Roberts has just signed on to star in the live-action canine flick Hotel for Dogs. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is an adaptation of Lois Duncan's popular novel.

The story follows two orphaned teenagers who start hiding a bunch of dogs in a rundown hotel. Thor Freudenthal is making his directorial debut with the film. Jeff Lowell wrote the screenplay.

The film will be released in the early part 2009.

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