Romance, drama, action, cowboys and bull riding… you’ll find it all when THE LONGEST RIDE arrives in theaters on April 10, 2015, and I’m so excited! After my set visit and interview with Nicholas Sparks about the movie last fall, I can’t wait to see it all finally come to life on the big screen!
THE LONGEST RIDE is based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks, and it centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City’s art world.
As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected connection with Ira, whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple. Spanning generations and two intertwining love stories, THE LONGEST RIDE explores the challenges and infinite rewards of enduring love.
The movie stars Britt Robertson, Scott Eastwood, Jack Huston, Oona Chaplin, and Alan Alda and is directed by George Tillman, Jr.
As much as I love the two intertwining love stories in the film (and I do), I’m especially looking forward to the bull riding, cowboys and all things western. Yee-haw!
For the 20th Century Fox release of THE LONGEST RIDE, Ariat was able to bring western authenticity and knowledge about rodeo, bull riding, cowboys and overall western lifestyle to the film. They helped create a sponsorship of the lead character, Luke Collins, by working closely with the costume designers and helping provide apparel and footwear to create an authentic bull rider. For more information on their partnership, click here.
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One lucky reader will win a gift certificate redeemable for 1 pair of Ariat boots, up to $250 and a copy of The Longest Ride (paperback, movie tie-in book cover). ARV $260.
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