Benjamin Walker to Headline Nicolas Sparks Adaptation, The Choice

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The Choice, the upcoming adaptation of Nicolas Sparks’ 2007 novel of the same name, has set Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) as its leading man. Variety has the news, reporting that Walker will take on the role of Travis Parker in the Ross Katz film.

The Choice follows two young neighbors, Parker and Gabby Holland, in a small coastal town. They ultimately become lovers despite having to face many barriers.

With a screenplay by Bryan Sipes, the 11th Nicholas Sparks book to be turned into a movie is gearing up to start production in October in Wilmington, North Carolina, although no cast has been announced as of yet. Sparks will co-produce with partners Theresa Park and Peter Safran. Lionsgate bought the distribution rights for the film in North America, the UK and Latin America this past spring.

Sparks’ next two adaptations The Best of Me and The Longest Ride are currently in post-production for their releases on October 17 and April 10, 2015, respectively.

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