A doctor (Richard Gere) who is traveling to see his estranged son sparks with an unhappily married woman (Diane Lane) at a North Carolina inn. After The Notebook became one the best recent examples of a sleeper hit, producers fought for the rights to the unoptioned novels of Nicholas Sparks. Superproducers Denise Di Novi and Bruce Berman secured Rodanthe and assembled an appropriate cast, as well as an interesting director pick in George C. Wolfe (Lackawanna Blues). Though we love Richard Gere, Diane Lane, and their Hollywood misses and hits, the question remains whether they can help reignite the romantic drama by pulling in a big audience on opening weekend or, a la The Notebook turning favorable word-of-mouth into staying power at the box office. If you listen closely to the trailer, after the part where Diane says, "We saved each other," Richard whispers, "from career oblivion."