Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 6, 2023 by Crystal Uys


I’ve been a huge fan of James Bowen and his Street Cat Named Bob ever since the first book was published in 2012. This rags to riches story of an orange cat changing James Bowen’s life from down on his luck drug addict to bestselling author touched my heart in a big way, and I’ve been following the pair ever since. Watching the journey of these two soul mates has been pure joy.

This November, the story of James and Bob is coming to the big screen. James will be played by British actor Luke Treadaway, and Bob will play himself. James was actively involved in the making of the movie as Bob’s “handler,” and will be making a cameo appearance.

Today, I’d love to share two trailers with you.

This is the official trailer, and if I wasn’t excited about this movie before, now I really can’t wait to see it.

The second video offers some commentary by director Roger Mainwood and James himself.

The movie’s release date is November 4 for the UK and November 18 for the US.

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11 Comments on A Street Cat Named Bob Comes to the Big Screen

  1. Ingrid, I have been following James & Bob since the first book as well. I have all of his books. What a great story of overcoming odds — so beautiful. . . I will be going to see this movie as well. . . These 2 are truly inspiring!! ♥♥♥

  2. Ingrid – Thank you very much for sharing this info. Even though I have never been homeless I can relate to his story and the fact that the special bond you have with an animal can make such an positive impact in your life. It’s what keeps me going every day.

  3. I can’t wait to see the movie!! I just looooove Bob! I plan to read the third book while I’m recuperating from surgery next month. 🙂

  4. Finally…a recent cat movie that will be made well with an inspiring storyline! Can’t wait to see it!

  5. Hi Ingrid! Delighted to see Bob coming to the big screen. Your link to the Sony trailer didn’t work but this one does..

  6. My human and I are so excited about this movie, especially because Bob plays himself! Isn’t that every kitty’s dream?

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