Don Cheadle has signed on to co-star in DreamWorks’ live-action “Hotel for Dogs” reports Variety.
Based on Lois Duncan’s 1971 children’s book, the story revolves around two orphaned teenagers (one played by Emma Roberts) who hide dozens of stray dogs in an abandoned hotel.
Cheadle will play a beleaguered social worker who keeps the kids out of trouble. Jeff Lowell penned the screenplay.
Thor Freudenthal makes his feature directorial debut on the film which begins shooting in early November.