Screenwriter Mark Bomback (Unstoppable, Jack the Giant Killer) has signed on to adapt The Art of Racing in the Rain for Universal Pictures.

We first reported on this project back in July 2009, when Patrick Dempsey attached himself to star. The Art of Racing in the Rain is based on Garth Stein's novel, which is told from the perspective of Enzo, a dog who evaluates his life based on lessons learned from his owner (Patrick Dempsey), a race car driver. The book was published in 2008.

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No production schedule was released for The Art of Racing in the Rain, which doesn't have a director attached at this time.