VIDEO: Street cat Bob to star in movie

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From street cat to star of the silver screen

2 January 2016 Last updated at 02:16 GMT

The story of Bob the cat hits the cinemas in 2016. The ginger stray will star in A Street Cat Named Bob – the true story of the unlikely friendship between Bob and James Bowen.

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 it to a vet and then nursed it 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.

Their story is already a bestselling book. Luke Treadaway will star as James Bowen in the film version.

BBC News caught up with the duo whilst they were filming in London.

VIDEO: Street Cat Bob To Star In Movie
VIDEO: Street Cat Bob To Star In Movie
VIDEO: Street Cat Bob To Star In Movie
VIDEO: Street Cat Bob To Star In Movie

VIDEO: Street Cat Bob To Star In Movie