Nicholas Sparks Takes ‘Longest Ride’ Back To North Carolina [NC Film]
The next movie adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel returns to North Carolina, as The Longest Ride will be filmed in Wilmington this spring.
While there is no word on casting yet, George Tillman Jr. (Faster) will direct, with Craig Bolotin (Black Rain) adapting the screenplay.
Released in novel form in September 2013, the romantic drama tells two love stories, told simultaneously through the flashbacks of a 90-year-old man remembering the love he lost coinciding with with a young student falling in love with a wounded bull rider.
This will be the fourth Nicholas Sparks adaptation to be filmed in North Carolina, following A Walk to Remember in 2001, Nights in Rodanthe in 2007, and Safe Haven in 2012.
The Longest Ride begins in theaters on April 3, 2015.