We Are Marshall writer Jamie Linden has been hired by New Line to work on Dear John. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will be an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' best-selling novel of the same name.

The book revolves around a homebound soldier who falls in love with a college girl. Instead of returning to her side, he reenlists in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The war eventually takes its toll on the two lovebirds.

Channing Tatum is set to star, with Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey producing through their studio-based Temple Hill Entertainment Company. Shooting is to start soon.