The Best of Me (film)
|The Best of Me|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Michael Hoffman|
|Produced by||Justin Burns
Denise Di Novi
|Written by||Will Fetters
J. Mills Goodloe
|Based on||The Best of Me
by Nicholas Sparks
|Music by||Aaron Zigman|
|Edited by||Matt Chesse|
|Distributed by||Relativity Media|
The Best of Me is an upcoming American romantic drama film directed by Michael Hoffman which he co-wrote with Will Fetters and J. Mills Goodloe, based on the 2011 novel, The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan.
A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after 20 years when they both return to their small hometown in North Carolina.
- James Marsden as Dawson Cole
- Michelle Monaghan as Amanda Collier
- Sebastian Arcelus as Frank Reynolds
- Gerald McRaney
- Jon Tenney as Harvey Collier
- Caroline Goodall
- Ian Nelson as Jared
- Schuyler Fisk as Older April
On June 17, 2011, Warner Bros. acquired the film's right to the upcoming novel The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks. On March 15, 2012, it was announced that the studio had tapped screenwriter J. Mills Goodloe to adapt Nicholas Sparks' latest 2011 released romance novel The Best of Me. On September 27, it was reported that Warner Bros was in final talks with Michael Hoffman to direct the film, Will Fetters was set to rewrite the script while Denise Di Novi was set to produce the film along with Sparks and Theresa Park as co-producer. On July 25, 2013 Relativity Media acquired the distribution rights from Warner Bros. On October 22, Michelle Monaghan joined the lead cast of the film to play Amanda Collier, which Ryan Kavanaugh is also producing. On October 24, the studio set the film for an October 17, 2014 release. On January 9, 2014 studio offered James Marsden to play the lead role as Dawson Cole, he would replace Paul Walker after his tragic death. On January 28, Liana Liberato joined the film's cast to play the younger role of Monaghan, as Amanda Collier. On February 12, Luke Bracey was added to the cast to play young Dawson Cole. On March 12, Sebastian Arcelus and Gerald McRaney joined the cast of the film, Arcelus would play Frank Reynolds, Amanda's husband and father of her children, while McRaney would play Tuck, a widower who takes in young Dawson and becomes a friend and father-figure to him. On March 25, Jon Tenney was added to the cast to play Harvey Collier, father of Amanda.
The first official trailer of the film was released on June 6, 2014.
Relativity will release the film on October 17, 2014.
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