Universal released its first trailer for the upcoming film A Dog’s Purpose on Friday, National Dog Day.

‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Film Trailer Released

A Dog’s Purpose is based on the bestselling 2010 novel by W. Bruce Cameron, and is directed by Lasse Hallström.

Cameron worked alongside Cathryn Michon to write the film adaption of the novel, telling the story of a devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he loves — by teaching them to laugh and love.

The trailer highlights Josh Gad as the voice behind a dog named Bailey, who searches for his purpose in life through reincarnation; facing many years, owners, and breeds to find an answer.

“What is the meaning of life? Why does food taste better in the trash?” the dog questions in the trailer.

However, Bailey seems to be the most connected to his first owner Ethan, who is played as a young boy by Bryce Gheisar and then as a grown man by Dennis Quaid.

Peggy Lipton, Britt Robertson, Juliet Rylance, Luke Kirby, John Ortiz and Pooch Hall also star in the film. Gavin Palone produced the film, along with executive producers Alan Blomquist and Mark Sourian.

A Dog’s Purpose premieres in theaters on Jan. 27, 2017.

Check out our exclusive uInterview Josh Gad here:

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