Nights in Rodanthe
Starring Richard Gere, Diane Lane, James Franco.
Directed by George C. Wolfe.
Release date: Sept. 26 (Warner Brothers Entertainment). Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central, 460,000 trade apepr; 1.3 million mass market).
Nights marks the fourth filmization of a Sparks novel and the third Gere-Lane pairing (Unfaithful, 2002; The Cotton Club, 1984). Franco returns to a typical hero role following his stoner turn in the current Pineapple Express.