Nicholas Sparks Takes ‘Longest Ride’ Back To North Carolina [NC Film]

Posted By on March 26, 2014

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.

'The Longest Ride' by Nicholas Sparks


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Posted by Matt Artz

Matt Artz was a lead reporter and photographer for 'The Coastland Times' newspaper from 2000 to 2009, and has been published in the Outer Banks Sentinel, North Beach Sun, Outer Banks Milepost, among others, before launching OBX Entertainment, NC Film News, and Halloween Daily News in 2012. Matt and Sue Artz are also the founders of the annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade and the Halloween International Film Festival.

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