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GLEE’s Melissa Benoist Joins Film Adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ THE LONGEST RIDE

According to Deadline, GLEE’s Melissa Benoist has signed on to join Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, and Alan Alda in the upcoming film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ latest romance novel THE LONGEST RIDE. George Tillman, Jr. will direct.

THE LONGEST RIDE is officially described as:

“Ira Levinson is in trouble. Ninety-one years old and stranded and injured after a car crash, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together – how they met, the precious paintings they collected together, the dark days of WWII and its effect on them and their families. Ira knows that Ruth can’t possibly be in the car with him, but he clings to her words and his memories, reliving the sorrows and everyday joys that defined their marriage.

A few miles away, at a local bull-riding event, a Wake Forest College senior’s life is about to change. Recovering from a recent break-up, Sophia Danko meets a young cowboy named Luke, who bears little resemblance to the privileged frat boys she has encountered at school. Through Luke, Sophia is introduced to a world in which the stakes of survival and success, ruin and reward — even life and death – loom large in everyday life. As she and Luke fall in love, Sophia finds herself imagining a future far removed from her plans — a future that Luke has the power to rewrite . . . if the secret he’s keeping doesn’t destroy it first.

Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common, and who are separated by years and experience. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.”

Eastwood and Robertson will play Luke and Sophia, respectively, while Benoist will play Sophia’s roommateMarcia.

Benoist was cast in the fourth season of the show as McKinley High student Marley Rose. The 24-year-old was originally considered to be “the new Rachel Berry.”

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Melissa attended Glee‘s 100th Episode Celebration held at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, California (March 18).

   

Public Appearances > 2014 > March 18: “Glee” 100th Episode Celebration






Glee’s Melissa Benoist and Blake Jenner Reveal Wedding Plans

It’s finally official—Glee costars Melissa Benoist and Blake Jenner have confirmed their real-life engagement.

It was first reported in July that the two were engaged, but they’ve never publicly acknowledged their upcoming nuptials—until now, that is.

I caught up with the absolutely adorable couple at yesterday’s TrevorLive benefit for the Trevor Project at the Hollywood Palladium.

They said they’ve haven’t started planning for their big day yet. “We’ve been so busy with work,” Jenner said. “We’re just excited that it’s happening. We’re just focusing on work right now so whenever that happens…”

And so are we.


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Melissa attended the TrevorLIVE LA event honoring Jane Lynch and Toyota for the Trevor Project at Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California (December 08).

   
   

Public Appearances > 2013 > December 08: “TrevorLIVE LA” 2013
Public Appearances > 2013 > December 08: “TrevorLIVE LA” 2013 – Show









Wishing Melissa a very happy birthday!