Richard Gere and Diane Lane reunite on screen in Warner Bros.' romantic drama Nights in Rodanthe, based on the Nicholas Sparks best-selling novel about two people who discover there is always a second chance to find the love of your life. James Franco is also cast in this film.
In the movie Nights in Rodanthe, Adrienne (Lane), a woman still reeling from her husband's betrayal and struggling to rebuild a life without him, has just learned that he wants to come home. Torn by conflicting feelings, she welcomes the chance for escape when an old friend asks her to manage her inn in Rodanthe for a weekend. There, on a remote spot along the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Adrienne hopes to find the tranquility she needs to rethink her life.
It's the off-season and the inn would be shuttered but for
the unlikely arrival of its solitary guest, Paul (Gere), a doctor from the
city. A man who long ago sacrificed his
family to his career, Paul has come to Rodanthe to fulfill a difficult
obligation and to face his own crisis of conscience.
They are two strangers sharing the same roof. But as a major storm closes in, they turn to
each other for comfort, and set in motion a life-changing romance that will
resonate through the rest of their lives.
"This is a story about people discovering there is an Act
Two in their lives," says director George Wolfe. "People go through a good portion of their lives making decisions
and choices that are either good or bad, right or wrong, and they often feel
that the state to which it brings them is permanent," he says. "It's as if they reach a certain point and
say, ‘Okay, this is my life; this is what I made of it and this is all I get.'"
"But what happens as we embark upon the second half of our
lives?" asks producer Denise Di Novi.
"Do we find love? Do we find our
soul mates if we haven't found them yet, or if we found them and lost
them? People are always discovering new
interests and new facets of themselves.
The idea of finding a soul mate in the middle of the journey is not so
unusual; sometimes it takes that long and sometimes it happens when you least expect
it. The dream of finding true love
doesn't end at 25. That's the message
of Nights in Rodanthe and I believe many people can relate to that and
will be inspired by it."
"It's a love story for adults," offers Richard Gere. "These
are people who had lives before they met and aren't looking for a relationship
to define them." Still, this is a relationship that will change how they define
themselves and that, in turn, will alter the course of their lives well beyond
the time they spend together.
Not only does Nights in Rodanthe suggest that it's
never too late to find that one true connection, it is likewise never too late
to regain the self you lost along the way, while living the life you thought
you wanted--or that others expected of you.
Above all, it is a sweeping love story in the Nicholas Sparks tradition.
Opening soon across the Philippines, Nights in Rodanthe will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.