Nicholas Sparks’ THE CHOICE Begins Principal Photography
For fans who are eagerly awaiting Nicholas Sparks next film, even though the most recent has yet to be released, all while the next film is currently in post-production, will be happy to know that production has begun! The Choice will be the next entry into Nicholas Sparks’ ever growing book-turned-movie list and is filming in Wilmington, NC.
Production is set to begin today in Wilmington, NC on the Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) film “The Choice” based on the #1 New York Times best-selling author Nicholas Sparks’s novel of the same name. Directed by Ross Katz (“Taking Chance”) and adapted for the screen by Bryan Sipe (“A Million Miles”), the film stars Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Maggie Grace, Alexandra Daddario, Tom Welling and Tom Wilkinson. Sparks and Theresa Park are partnering with Peter Safran (“The Conjuring,” “Annabelle”) to produce and finance the film, the first independent feature from Nicholas Sparks Productions.
“The Choice” tells the story of Travis Parker (Walker) and Gabby Holland (Palmer), who meet first as neighbors in a small coastal town and end up pursuing a relationship that neither could have foreseen. Spanning a decade and tracing the evolution of a love affair that is ultimately tested by life’s most defining events, this story features a memorable ensemble of friends and family in Sparks’s beloved North Carolina setting, culminating in the question that every couple must ask themselves: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?