Tom Welling has landed a lead in The Choice, the Ross Katz-directed adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel from a script by Bryan Sipe for Lionsgate.
Benjamin Walker plays Travis Parker and Teresa Palmer plays Gabby Holland.
Neighbors in a small coastal town, they end up pursuing a relationship
neither expected. Tom Welling plays a doctor at his father’s practice who is
Gabby’s boyfriend. The triangle plays out over the course of a decade
in North Carolina.
Sparks and Theresa Park are partnering with Peter Safran to produce and
finance the film, the first independent feature from Nicholas Sparks
Productions. Lionsgate’s Jason Constantine, president of acquisitions
and co-productions, and Eda Kowan, EVP acquisitions and co-productions,
will oversee the project for the studio. Good Universe is handling
international sales for the film.
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks Synopsis:
Travis Parker has everything a man could want: a good job, loyal friends, even a waterfront home in small-town North Carolina. In full pursuit of the good life-- boating, swimming, and regular barbecues with his good-natured buddies--he holds the vague conviction that a serious relationship with a woman would only cramp his style. That is, until Gabby Holland moves in next door.
Despite his attempts to be neighborly, the appealing redhead seems to have a chip on her shoulder about him . . . and the presence of her longtime boyfriend doesn't help. Despite himself, Travis can't stop trying to ingratiate himself with his new neighbor, and his persistent efforts lead them both to the doorstep of a journey that neither could have foreseen. Spanning the eventful years of young love, marriage and family, The Choice ultimately confronts us with the most heartwrenching question of all: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?