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'Gambit' & 'The Last Station' Director Michael Hoffman To Helm Nicholas Sparks Adaptation 'The Best Of Me'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist September 27, 2012 at 4:28PM

Now middle-aged and leading different lives, a couple from opposite sides of the tracks rekindle their young romance, when a funeral in their hometown brings them together. If this all sounds vaguely familiar, that's because it's yet another Nicholas Sparks adaptation, a man who has turned formulaic and manipulative romances into a cottage industry of crap.
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Michael Hoffman Best Of Me

Now middle-aged and leading different lives, a couple from opposite sides of the tracks rekindle their young romance, when a funeral in their hometown brings them together. If this all sounds vaguely familiar, that's because it's yet another Nicholas Sparks adaptation, a man who has turned formulaic and manipulative romances into a cottage industry of crap.

Warner Bros. is behind this latest venture, picking up the rights when Sparks pitched it to them before he even wrote the book (because why bother writing it, if it's not going to be spawned into a movie, right?). This time around Michael Hoffman, the thoroughly adequate helmer behind fare such as "The Last Station," "One Fine Day," The Emperor's Club" and the upcoming "Gambit" is helming the picture. Will Fetters, who has experience dealing with Sparks' pablum, having penned this year's "The Lucky One," is being courted to rewrite the first draft by J. Mills Goodloe ("Pride").

Not much more to say. This will be another PG-13, moms'n daughters, Thomas Kinkade-esque designed, soppy, soggy romance from the Sparks hit machine. In case you don't know how it works, here's a handy chart from Cracked to break it down. [Deadline]

Nicholas Sparks Chart

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