Amanda Seyfried signs on to Dear John

Before you get too excited about the title, please note that this news has nothing to do with Mamma Mia! hottie Amanda Seyfried playing a hooker. Sorry, kids. She will, however, join Channing Tatum in the production of Dear John, the Lasse Hallstrom-directed (Casanova, Chocolat) adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel. As you know, Sparks is the man behind Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, The Notebook and the upcoming Richard Gere/Diane Lane film Nights in Rodanthe, so that should give you a pretty good idea as to what type of film this will be.

The story follows a young woman (Seyfried) who meets and falls in love with a soldier (Tatum) while he is on leave. We can only assume, based on the title and Sparks’ history with written correspondence as a plot device, that she will then be writing him letters once he is sent off to whatever conflict fits the time period. Ultimately, it is just another Nicholas Sparks adaptation and just another Lasse Hallstrom film, which only means that it could turn out to be a solid date movie. Then again, the involvement of Channing Tatum isn’t necessarily a stamp of quality these days.

Please feel free to illuminate the world with your thoughts about this casting choice below…


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