According to Variety, Scott Steindorff's Stone Village has acquired screen rights to Nicholas Sparks' bestseller "True Believer" in a deal worth seven figures that also includes the right to acquire follow-up novel At First Sight.
Sparks wrote The Notebook, A Walk To Remember and Message in a Bottle. True Believer has comparable love story components but is also propelled by supernatural elements. It has topped the New York Times bestseller list for three weeks.
The story concerns a writer for Scientific American who debunks myths and frauds. He heads to a small town in North Carolina, falls in love with the granddaughter of the town psychic and tries to reconcile his cynical side with a desire to believe.