Meloni and Franco Spend Nights in Rodanthe

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Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: SVU) and James Franco (“Spider-Man” franchise) have been cast opposite Diane Lane and Richard Gere in Warner Bros. Pictures’ Nights in Rodanthe, says The Hollywood Reporter. George Wolfe is directing the romantic drama, which is being produced by Denise Di Novi.

An adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel, the story sees a doctor (Gere) stop at an inn in North Carolina while traveling to reconcile with his estranged son. At the beach town, the doctor has a life-changing romance with an unhappily married woman (Lane). Ken Hixon and Ann Peacock worked on the screenplay.

Meloni is playing the role of Lane’s husband, while Franco plays Gere’s estranged son.

Doug Claybourne, Alison Greenspan, Dana Goldberg and Bruce Berman are executive producing the movie, which is a Village Roadshow co-production.