Amanda Seyfried will follow Mamma Mia! with a starring role in Dear John, the Lasse Hallstrom-directed adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks best-seller, reports Variety.
Seyfried joins Channing Tatum in the film and will play a young woman who meets and falls in love with a soldier while he’s on leave. Jamie Linden wrote the script.
Relativity is fully financing the film, which begins shooting Oct. 13 in South Carolina. Screen Gems will distribute domestically.
Relativity’s Ryan Kavanaugh will produce with Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey.