Moving piano music? Check. Young love? Check. A rain-soaked kiss? Check. A Southern locale? Check.
This can only mean one thing: the first trailer for the latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation has arrived.
“The Best of Me” follows ex-high school sweethearts Dawson Cole (James Marsden) and Amanda Collier (Michelle Monaghan) as they reunite many years after what looks to be a torrid separation. The trailer promises plenty of sweet flashbacks to their earlier romance, a bevy of seriously hot love scenes and some decidedly chiseled Marsden abs – basically, we’ve already bought our tickets.
And while we’re sure the film will be a bittersweet ride, it’s made even more poignant when recalling that Paul Walker was originally on board to play Dawson. It can’t be a coincidence that Marsden bears an uncanny resemblance in this – his lightened, short-cropped hair is decidedly Walker-esque.
Start stocking up on Kleenex now – “The Best of Me” hits theaters October 17.