"The Best of Me is the heart-rending story of two small-town former high school sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks. Now middle-aged, they've taken wildly divergent paths, but neither has lived the life they imagined . . . and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever altered their world. When they are both called back to their hometown for the funeral of the mentor who once gave them shelter, they will be forced to confront the choices each has made, and ask whether love can truly rewrite the past."
Denise Di Novi will produce the adaptation along with Nicholas Sparks. A screenwriter has not been hired to adapt The Best of Me, which will be published on October 11.
Just yesterday, we reported that another Nicholas Sparks novel adaptation, Safe Haven, has hired Lasse Hallström to direct.