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Rachel McAdams is in talks to take the female lead role in a space-set sci-fi love story called “Passengers” opposite Keanu Reeves, according to Deadline. Reese Witherspoon had been attached to the role but scheduling conflicts makes her loss McAdams’ gain. Brian Kirk will direct “Passengers” early next year in Germany. It’s mainly a two-hander set on a space shuttle transporting thousands of people to a distant planet. Reeves plays a man whose sleep chamber malfunctions, waking him up 90 years before anyone else. Faced with the prospect of growingRead More
As Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel prepare to embark upon being star-crossed lovers in a film adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel – “Safe Haven”, opening on Valentine’s Day – we look back at the tragic lovebirds who came before them. Sparks movies are critical flops and box office successes but seem to be hit and miss when it comes to creating stars. For the purpose of this study, we’ll omit the two Sparks adaptations which starred established stars. Kevin Costner, Robin Wright, Richard Gere and Diane Lane are doingRead More
These Nicholas Sparks jokes, they write themselves. The second trailer for weepy romantic drama “The Vow” doesn’t even try to hide the fact that Sparks is where it’s at, decreeing stars Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum as “From ‘The Notebook'” and “From ‘Dear John'”, respectively. The storyline, too, feels ripped from the pages of a Sparks novel, though it feebly claims to be inspired by true events. Tatum and McAdams play a happily married couple whose world crumbles after a car accident leaves her without any memory of their relationship.Read More
So, “The Vow” isn’t actually based on a Nicholas Sparks novel. But judging by the premise and this first look trailer, you just know Sparks is sitting somewhere feeling like someone owes him some royalties. The story revolves around a happily married couple whose world crumples after a car accident leaves her without any memory of their relationship. He must then make her fall in love with him all over again while keeping her from falling for another man. Two Sparks alumni are even on board for the – whenRead More