Sam Jaeger Enlists For ‘American Sniper’; Jon Tenney Joins ‘The Best Of Me’

By | Tuesday March 25, 2014 @ 7:29pm PDT

Sam JaegerSam Jaeger has joined the cast of Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper. The film stars Bradley Cooper as decorated marksman Chris Kyle, whose memoir American Sniper: The Autobiography Of The Most Lethal Sniper In U.S. Military History serves as the basis for the Warner Bros film. Village Roadshow is co-producing and co-financing. Jaeger will play Captain Martens, who welcomes Chris back to Iraq for his second tour of duty and is his commanding officer on his subsequent tour. Jaeger is a regular on NBC’s Parenthood and appeared in last year’s The Truth About Emanuel. He next will be seen in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice. Jaeger is repped by Greene & Associates and Circle of Confusion.

Jon TenneyJon Tenney has booked a role in The Best Of Me, Relativity’s adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel.The pic ttells the story of Dawson and Amanda, former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend. Their reunion reignites the love they’ve never forgotten, but the duo find the very same forces that drove them apart before live on. Tenney plays Harvey, father of Amanda (played as a teenager by Liana Liberato and as an adult by Michelle Monaghan). Read More »

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‘The Best Of Me’ Adds ‘House Of Cards’ Sebastian Arcelus & Gerald McRaney

By | Wednesday March 12, 2014 @ 8:55am PDT

House Of CardsSebastian Arcelus and Gerald McRaney are joining the cGerald1ast of Relativity’s Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Best Of arcelus2Me. Directed by Michael Hoffman (The Last Station, The Emperor’s Club), The Best Of Me tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend. Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they’ve never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today. Read More »

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‘The Best Of Me’ Adds Luke Bracey; Sanaa Lathan Heads For ‘Ad Inexplorata’

By | Wednesday February 12, 2014 @ 5:00pm PST

Luke BraceyEXCLUSIVE: Aussie actor Luke Bracey is joining the cast of Relativity’s Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Best Of Me. The actor, who played Cobra Commander in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, joins a cast that includes James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, and Liana Liberato. … Read More »

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Liana Liberato Joins ‘The Best Of Me’; Chilean Miner Pic ‘The 33′ Adds Bob Gunton

By | Tuesday January 28, 2014 @ 4:14pm PST

Liana LiberatoEXCLUSIVE: Liana Liberato (Stuck in Love, Trust) has been cast in Relativity’s The Best Of Me, the Nicholas Sparks romance that James Marsden joined earlier this month replacing the late Paul WalkerRead More »

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James Marsden Offered Lead To Replace Paul Walker In Nicholas Sparks Novel Adaptation ‘The Best Of Me’

By | Thursday January 9, 2014 @ 3:00pm PST
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EXCLUSIVE: Relativity and director Michael Hoffman have offered "Lee Daniels' The Butler" - Los Angeles PremiereJames Marsden the male lead role in The Best Of Me, an adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks bestseller that Paul Walker planned to star in. Marsden’s deal needs to be negotiated, but the offer was just made for him to star alongside Michelle Monaghan. Relativity had been quietly looking to recast since the tragedy that took Walker’s life late last year. This had boiled down to a short of Marsden and Magic Mike’s Joe Manganiello. While Universal put Fast & Furious 7 on extended hiatus to creatively find a way to finish the movie after Walker died in a crash Thanksgiving weekend halfway through the shoot, Walker had several good projects he was sparked to star in. Homeland‘s Rupert Friend is reportedly circling one of the others, Agent 47.

bestofBook is about two former high school sweethearts reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of the beloved friend. Their bittersweet reunion reignites the sparks, but the forces that drove them apart back then still get in the way. J. Mills Goodloe, Will Fetters and Hoffman wrote the script. Denise DiNovi, Sparks and his producing partner Theresa Park are producing with Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh. Relativity president Tucker Tooley and Richard Middleton are executive producing. Read More »

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Relativity Sets Nicholas Sparks Adaptation ‘The Best Of Me’ For Fall 2014

By | Thursday October 24, 2013 @ 3:41pm PDT

Relativity is straying from its Nicholas Sparks safety zone for its third adaptation of the author’s work. After scoring with a pair of successful Valentine’s week openings — and eventual grosses — for Safe Haven (2013) … Read More »

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Relativity Takes On Nicholas Sparks Novel ‘The Best Of Me’

By | Thursday July 25, 2013 @ 3:55pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Relativity has acquired from Warner Bros The Best of Me, a fully developed package that includes the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, and script by J. Mills Goodloe and Will Fetters. Michael Hoffman, who is rewriting the … Read More »

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