Spyglass will finance and produce the love story, which Michael Sucsy (HBO’s "Grey Gardens") will direct from a script by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein.
The film tells the real-life story of a newlywed New Mexico couple who are involved in a major car crash. McAdams falls into a coma, where she is cared for by her devoted husband. When she wakes up, she has no memory of her husband or their marriage, forcing Tatum to woo her in an attempt to reclaim her heart.
The logline sounds more than a little familiar but Sucsy did a great job with "Grey Gardens" and the pairing of romance movie veterans McAdams and Tatum is certainly encouraging. Both actors previously starred in adaptations ("The Notebook" and "Dear John," respectively) of Nicholas Sparks novels.
The project has been in development since the ’90s, when an earlier incarnation was being prepped as a star vehicle for Julia Roberts.
McAdams starts shooting Woody Allen‘s "Midnight in Paris" in July before segueing to another to another love story from "Tree of Life" director Terrence Malick in the fall. She recently appeared opposite Robert Downey Jr. in "Sherlock Holmes" and next stars in the J.J. Abrams-produced comedy "Morning Glory," which Paramount will release in November.
Tatum is currently filming Ron Howard‘s "Cheaters," and next stars in Steven Soderbergh‘s action thriller "Haywire." He also stars in Kevin Macdonald‘s upcoming drama "The Eagle of the Ninth" and Dito Montiel‘s crime thriller "Son of No One."
UTA represents both actors, while CAA represents Sucsy, who also worked on the film’s screenplay.