Walt Disney Pictures has released the first trailer for The Last Song, an adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel starring Miley Cyrus, Kelly Preston and Greg Kinnear. And I don’t know about you, but I’m just happy to see young Miley finally in a movie where Billy Ray Cyrus doesn’t also play her fictional father. This time, she’s a musically gifted, Juliard-bound teen who spends a summer at the beach trying to reconnect with her songwriter father. What she didn’t expect, what to meet a handsome, white bread beach boy who would become her first love.
It’s schmaltzy as all hell, but like any other Sparks adaptation, I would expect girls around the globe to eat it up. That, and the star power of Miley Cyrus continues to grow. Whether or not it turns out to be a good movie is yet to be seen, but if there’s any source material that has worked with making a pop star into a bonafide actress, it is that of Nicholas Sparks. That’s what happened with Mandy Moore and A Walk to Remember. Not to mention the craze that occurred over Sparks’ The Notebook. Chances are that The Last Song will find an audience. As for this trailer, it’s not showing us anything that we wouldn’t already expect from such a film.
The Last Song is due out on April 2, 2010. Check out the trailer below (courtesy of Yahoo Movies) along with the official synopsis.
THE LAST SONG is set in a small Southern beach town where an estranged father (GREG KINNEAR) gets a chance to spend the summer with his reluctant teenaged daughter (MILEY CYRUS), who’d rather be home in New York. He tries to reconnect with her through the only thing they have in common – music – in a story of family, friendship, secrets and salvation, along with first loves and second chances.