Jeff Bridges will star in A Dog Year, an HBO Films production that will be distributed by Picturehouse, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Producer George LaVoo is making his directorial debut on the movie.

The film, based on the memoir by Jon Katz and adapted by LaVoo, centers on a man having a midlife crisis whose life is turned upside down when he takes in a border collie crazier than he is.

The film is scheduled to start shooting in July in New York.