Britt Robertson Joins Nicholas Sparks Adaptation 'The Longest Ride'

The actress will play Sophia Danko, a college student who falls for a cowboy played by Scott Eastwood in director George Tillman Jr.'s drama.

Just days after Scott Eastwood signed on to star in The Longest Ride, actress Britt Robertson has landed a lead role in this adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' novel.

The story follows a young college student named Sophia Danko (Britt Robertson) who falls in love with a cowboy (Scott Eastwood), with this budding relationship set to alter both of their lives forever. Meanwhile, in a nearby town, a 91-year-old man becomes stranded after a car crash, forcing him to reflect on the love of his life whom he lost, as both stories become intertwined.

George Tillman Jr. is directing from an adapted screenplay by Craig Bolotin, with Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey producing for Temple Hill, alongside the director, Theresa Park and Robert Teitel. Fox 2000 has already handed out an April 3, 2015 release date, although it isn't known when production will begin.

Britt Robertson most recently starred in the DreamWorks comedy Delivery Man, and she will next be seen in Disney's Tomorrowland.

The Longest Ride comes to theaters April 10th, 2015 and stars Britt Robertson, Scott Eastwood, Oona Chaplin, Jack Huston, Melissa Benoist, Alan Alda, Lolita Davidovich, Peter Jurasik. The film is directed by George Tillman Jr..

Sources: Deadline

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  1. B. Alan Orange

    Can't wait for new Nicholas Sparks! Way too excited for this one!

    9 months agoby @balanorangeFlag

  2. Brian Gallagher

    Sounds like a good fit for a role like this. Can't wait for Tomorrowland though!

    9 months agoby @gallagherFlag