New Line Adapting Sparks’ Dear John


New Line Cinema, which had a sleeper hit with “The Notebook,” has snapped up screen rights to another Nicholas Sparks bestseller, Dear John, and attached Channing Tatum to star.

While home on leave, a soldier falls hard for a gorgeous but conservative college student. Though they plan to wed, time and distance take a toll on their commitment to each other.

Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow are getting under way on an adaptation of the Sparks novel Nights in Rodanthe, which stars Richard Gere and Diane Lane.