Patrick Dempsey joins the Race

Grey’s Anatomy STAR Patrick Dempsey learns “The Art of Racing”

Patrick Dempsey will star in The Art Of Racing In The Rain.

Universal US has bought the movie rights to Garth Stein’s best-selling philosophical novel, which centres on a dog who looks at his life via the lessons learned by his race car driver owner Denny Swift.

Dempsey, Joanie Burstein and Neil Moritz will produce The Art Of Racing. Starbucks Entertainment, the books, music and film arm of the coffee corporation, is executive producing.