Kevin Dillon (Platoon, Entourage) is set to star alongside Emma Roberts, Don Cheadle and Lisa Kudrow in DreamWorks' live-action film Hotel for Dogs, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Thor Freudenthal is directing. Jeff Lowell wrote the screenplay.

Johnny Simmons also was recently cast in the film, which is based on Lois Duncan's 1971 children's book and revolves around two orphaned teenagers who secretly house nine stray canines in an abandoned hotel. Dillon will play Kudrow's husband and Roberts' foster parent.

The film began shooting this month.

Dillon received an Emmy nomination this year for his role as Johnny Chase on HBO's Entourage.