Yes folks, that film we’ve all been waiting for will be hitting our cinemas any day now. A Street Cat Named Bob tells the moving and life-affirming true story of the unlikely friendship between a young homeless busker, James Bowen, and the stray ginger cat named Bob who changed his life.
The film is an adaptation of James Bowen’s much-loved, best-selling book and what makes this film so special is that the cat you see is actually the real life Bob! When casting for the film they looked high and low for a cat that would suit the role but none could be found. That was when Bob stepped in and played the part himself.
Bowen first encountered Bob in 2007 when he was living in sheltered accommodation in London. When the cat wandered into the building with an injured leg, Bowen took him to a vet and then nursed him back to health. They have been inseparable ever since. Bowen took Bob busking with him and credits the cat with helping him to come off the methadone programme.
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