Scott Eastwood, the son of legendary filmmaker/actor Clint Eastwood, has landed his first major starring role in Fox 2000's Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Longest Ride.

The story centers on an elderly man who becomes stranded after a car crash, which forces him to reflect on his past with the love of his life whom he lost. In a nearby town, a cowboy (Scott Eastwood) and a college senior fall for one another, as this new relationship begins to alter their lives forever. The plot follows both stories that eventually intertwine. Fox 2000 acquired the rights to this novel back in February, seven months before it was published in September.

George Tillman Jr. (Faster) is directing from an adapted screenplay by Craig Bolotin, with Temple Hill's Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey producing alongside the director, Theresa Park and Robert Teitel.

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Scott Eastwood's previous credits include Trouble with the Curve, Chasing Mavericks, Texas Chainsaw 3D and the upcoming Fury.