, Garth Stein's 2008 book about a sports-car racer and his golden retriever, Enzo, has been adapted into a movie, and it's set to hit theaters on August 9th. The film stars Milo Ventimiglia as Denny Swift, the racer, and Amanda Seyfried as his wife, and Kevin Costner voices Enzo. Twentieth Century Fox just released the first trailer for the film today.
While the movie looks to be aimed at a general audience, there should be a lot for race fans. Actor-turned-racer Patrick Dempsey is a producer, having acquired the rights for a film adaptation shortly after the book was released, and the people behind the movie partnered with IMSA to capture some real sports-car action. Jeff Zwart, one of the car world's great filmmakers, directed the racing sequences.
Ventimiglia is seen driving lots of great cars in the trailer, including a BMW E9 Coupe, an M4 GT4 wearing a Turner Motorsports livery, a Porsche 911 GT3 R, and a gorgeous Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa (which, given the value of a real one, is possibly a replica). It looks like there will be a lot for enthusiasts to latch onto into this movie. Check out the trailer below.
And for more, watch this behind-the-scenes video from filming at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.