Just hours after the male lead was announced, Teresa Palmer has been tapped as female lead Gabby Holland in Lionsgate’s The Choice.
The man who played the 16th president in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Benjamin Walker landed the male lead in the Nicholas Sparks film. He’ll play Travis Parker, who meets neighbor Gabby Holland in a small coastal town. The story spans a decade of their love affair, which is ultimately tested by life’s most defining events. Ross Katz directs from a screenplay by Bryan Sipe.
It’s the first independent feature from Nicholas Sparks Productions, whose Sparks and Theresa Park are partnering with Peter Safran to produce and finance the pic. Jason Constantine and Eda Kowan are overseeing for Lionsgate.