Amanda Seyfried to Star in Latest Weepy Nicholas Sparks Adaptation
09.09.08 by REELZ
Mamma Mia!'s comely Amanda
Seyfried has signed on to star in Dear John, the big-screen adaptation of the bestselling novel by Nicholas Sparks, Variety
reports. Sparks, you may recall, is the
scourge author responsible for the manipulative tearjerker The Notebook and the upcoming Richard Gere-Diane Lane drama Nights
in Rodanthe (which, admittedly, I've yet to see -- however, the
poster alone is enough to inspire instant weeping). Lasse Hallstrom is slated to direct.
According to Variety, Seyfried will play "a young woman who meets and falls in love with a soldier while he's on leave." The soldier will be played by Hollywood's go-to military man Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Stop-Loss).
Anyone got a handkerchief?