Release date: Friday September 26, 2008
Director: George C. Wolfe
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Denise Di Novi
Screenplay: Ann Peacock, John Romano
Cast: Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Scott Glen, Christopher Meloni, Viola Davis
Official Site: nightsinrodanthe.com
Rating: PG-13 for some sensuality
Available film art: Nights in Rodanthe movie posters
In the romantic drama “Nights in Rodanthe,” based on the Nicholas Sparks best-selling novel, Diane Lane stars as Adrienne Willis, a woman with her life in chaos, who retreats to the tiny coastal town of Rodanthe, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, to tend to a friend’s inn for the weekend. Here she hopes to find the tranquility she so desperately needs to rethink the conflicts surrounding her-a wayward husband who has asked to come home, and a teenaged daughter who resents her every decision.
Almost as soon as Adrienne gets to Rodanthe, a major storm is forecast and Dr. Paul Flanner (Richard Gere) arrives. The only guest at the inn, Flanner is not on a weekend escape but rather is there to face his own crisis of conscience.
Now, with the storm closing in, the two turn to each other for comfort and, in one magical weekend, set in motion a life-changing romance that will resonate throughout the rest of their lives.
Warner Bros. Picture Presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Di Novi Pictures Production: the romantic drama “Nights in Rodanthe,” starring Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Scott Glenn, Christopher Meloni and Viola Davis.
Directed by George C. Wolfe from a screenplay by Ann Peacock and John Romano and based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, the film is produced by Denise Di Novi. Doug Claybourne, Alison Greenspan, Dana Goldberg and Bruce Berman are the executive producers.
The creative team includes director of photography Affonso Beato, production designer Patrizia von Brandenstein and editor Brian A. Kates. Music is by Jeanine Tesori.