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BIG MOVIE: THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN’s Milo Ventimiglia & Amanda Seyfried in Vancouver

Photo @rainstormswift and @fragileflame13.

Milo Ventimiglia and Amanda Seyfried have been in Vancouver for a couple of months filming The Art of Racing in the Rain about race car driver Denny Swift and his faithful canine companion, Enzo.

This is what Ventimiglia is doing on hiatus from playing This is Us’s beloved Dad Jack.

Cast: Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried,  Kevin Costner, Gary Cole, Kathy Baker, Martin Donovan

What’s it about?

A dog’s efforts to keep his family together during a divisive custody battle.

The family in Port Coquitlam.

Plucked from a farm outside Seattle, Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner) rides shotgun with race car driver Denny Swift (Milo Ventimiglia) as he pursues success on the track and off. Denny marries Eve (Amanda Seyfried) and has a daughter Zoe. But things go wrong when Eve becomes terminally ill.

After her death, Eve’s parents (Gary Cole and Kathy Baker) take custody of Zoe, arguing Denny is irresponsible with his low-paying day job and unreliable racing schedule. Denny has to sell his house and temporarily gives up racing to fund a lawsuit to get Zoe back.

It’s a long fraught battle but Denny plays a long game and eventually things right themselves. Ferrari in Italy offers Denny a new job as a car tester and track instructor, a home and schooling for Zoe. It’s a happy ending, except Enzo is too old to go with them and Denny must say goodbye to his faithful companion.

Milo Ventimiglia and Amanda Seyfried were spotted in Port Coquitlam Friday to film a sequence of Denny, Eve, Zoe and Enzo grocery shopping in happy times.

Amanda Seyfried in Port Coquitlam.

Beauty behind the scenes #artofracingmovie

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Tweets from Port Coquitlam.

Amanda Seyfried filmed in North Vancouver’s Princess Park on Wednesday.


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Is this the last we’ll see of Amanda Seyfried filming The Art of Racing in the Rain?

A slate. @yvrfilmworker image.

Part-time race car driver Patrick Dempsey of Grey’s Anatomy fame is listed as one of the producers.

Patrick Dempsey on set at The Art of Racing in the Rain in Vancouver.

The book.

The Art of Racing in the Rain is filming in Toronto next week according to an Ontario Production List. July 5th to 8th.

The Art of Racing in the Rain started filming in Vancouver at the end of April and is expected to wrap July 23rd. Sign code TCF.

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