Fox 2000 Acquiring Nicholas Sparks Novel ‘The Longest Ride’ For $5 Million

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Fox 2000 Acquiring Nicholas Sparks Novel ‘The Longest Ride’ For $5 Million
Exclusive: After spirited bidding from multiple studios, Fox 2000 is wrapping up a deal for The Longest Ride, the next novel by Safe Haven author Nicholas Sparks. I’m told the deal is worth $5 million upfront, which is consistent with what Sparks usually gets for his movie deals. Temple Hill’s Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen will produce with Sparks and Theresa Park. They were the producers on Safe Haven. The book went out when A Safe Haven was released last weekend, and it came down in the end to Elizabeth Gabler’s Fox 2000, Warner Bros and Relativity Media. While my brain is squarely in Oscar mode, by my count this is far and away the biggest book deal this year and for that matter in quite awhile. All the bidders agreed to a quick fuse that will position the movie to be ready for release Valentine’s Day weekend in
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