EXCLUSIVE: After spirited bidding from multiple studios, Fox 2000 is wrapping up a deal for The Longest Ride, the next novel by Safe Haven author Nicholas Sparks. I’m told the deal is worth $5 million upfront, which is consistent with what Sparks usually gets for his movie deals. Temple Hill’s Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen will produce with Sparks and Theresa Park. They were the producers on Safe Haven. The book went out when A Safe Haven was released last weekend, and it came down in the end to Elizabeth Gabler’s Fox 2000, Warner Bros and Relativity Media. While my brain is squarely in Oscar mode, by my count this is far and away the biggest book deal this year and for that matter in quite awhile. READ MORE »
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By MIKE FLEMING JR | Thursday February 21, 2013 @ 7:44pm PSTTags: Big Deals Film, Elizabeth Gabler, Fox 2000, Nicholas Sparks, The Longest Ride
By MIKE FLEMING JR | Wednesday February 20, 2013 @ 11:41am PSTTags: Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven, The Longest Ride, The Notebook
Hot book on the block today. The Longest Ride, the new novel by Nicholas Sparks, is in play today, and it will most assuredly mean a big seven-figure deal with several studios and producers/financiers lining up for the …
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