From the nursing home to the big screen: 'Death cat' to be immortalized in new film

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Already a celebrity in nursing home circles, Oscar, the cat famous for predicting the deaths of terminal residents, will be getting the big-screen star treatment in a new Hollywood film.

The film is an adaptation of the best-selling book “Making the Rounds With Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat” by Dr. David Dosa. The author is a practicing geriatrician and health services researcher at Brown University in Providence, RI. The film is expected to chronicle Dosa's discovery of Oscar's particular talent, and the impact it has had on his personal beliefs, according to the Hollywood trade magazine Variety.

Neither an expected release date nor names of cast members were announced The film will be put out by the Wind Dancer Films and Anonymous Content companies, Variety reports. A similar plot wherein a cat could predict the deaths of patients was used in a recent episode of the Fox TV series “House, M.D.”

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