Britt Robertson to Join Scott Eastwood in Film Adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' THE LONGEST RIDE
According to Deadline, Britt Robertson has signed on to join Scott Eastwood, son of Clint Eastwood, in the upcoming film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' latest romance novel THE LONGEST RIDE. George Tillman, Jr. will direct.
THE LONGEST RIDE is officially described as:
"Ira Levinson is in trouble. Ninety-one years old and Stranded and injured after a car crash, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together - how they met, the precious paintings they collected together, the dark days of WWII and its effect on them and their families. Ira knows that Ruth can't possibly be in the car with him, but he clings to her words and his memories, reliving the sorrows and Everyday joys that defined their marriage.
A few miles away, at a local bull-riding event, a Wake Forest College senior's life is about to change. Recovering from a recent break-up, Sophia Danko meets a young cowboy named Luke, who Bears little resemblance to the privileged frat boys she has encountered at school. Through Luke, Sophia is introduced to a world in which the stakes of survival and success, ruin and reward -- even life and death - loom large in Everyday life. As she and Luke fall in love, Sophia finds herself imagining a future far removed from her plans -- a future that Luke has the power to rewrite . . . if the secret he's keeping doesn't destroy it first.
Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common, and who are separated by years and experience. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart."
Eastwood and Robertson will play Luke and Sophia, respectively.
Robertson's upcoming projects include White Rabbit, Delivery Man and Undiscovered Girl. Her past film credits include The First Time, The Family Tree, Scream 4, Dan in Real Life, Mother and Child, and more, as well as roles in the TV series Swingtown, Life Unexpected, The Secret Circle and Under the Dome. She'll next be seen in Tomorrowland, and is currently filming Cake.
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