There have been six books about James Bowen and his companion Bob to date
The heart-warming story of a cat named Bob and his owner, which has already spawned a series of best-selling books, is to be turned into a major film.
A Street Cat Named Bob, the original book about how Bob helped busker James Bowen turn his life around, has sold more than a million copies in the UK.
Work on the film will begin version in October.
Luke Treadaway, who found fame on stage in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, will play Bowen.
The movie will also star Treadaway’s real-life girlfriend, actress Ruta Gedmintas, and be directed by Roger Spottiswoode, who made Tomorrow Never Dies.