Last month, I gave you guys all of the details on Channing Tatum’s next romantic drama. It’s called ‘The Vow‘ and is based on a true story about a young woman (played by ‘The Notebook’s Rachel McAdams) who loses all recent memory in a car accident and struggles to rebuild her identity.

Deadline Hollywood is exclusively reporting that Screen Gems Studios (a Sony-based shingle) will co-finance with Spyglass Entertainment and will also distribute the Michael Sucsy-directed film. Spyglass’ Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber, and Jonathan Glickman are producing ‘The Vow,’ and Sucsy, who directed HBO’s award-winning film ‘Grey Gardens’, is rewriting the script.

Deadline also confirms that the production will start filming in Toronto, Canada in September.

The Vow‘ is the real-life story of Arizona couple Kim and Krickitt Carpenter, which is chronicled in a book called “The Vow: The Kim and Krickitt Carpenter Story‘ and dates from 1993, two months after their marriage, when their car was hit from behind by a truck.

Here’s a description of the book that the film is based on…

“Life as Kim and Krickitt Carpenter knew it was shattered beyond recognition on November 24, 1993, two months after their marriage, when their Ford Escort was hit from behind by a fast-moving truck. A massive head injury left Krickitt in a coma for weeks. When she finally emerged from the coma, she recognized her parents and everyone else — but she didn’t know Kim. She had no idea who he was. The ‘Krickitt’ Kim had married essentially died in the accident. The Vow is the true tale of the reconstruction of two lives and a marriage after an event so shattering that most others would have parted ways long ago. Though it was not easy, and it tested every fiber of who they were, Kim and Krickitt fell in love all over again.”

Chan’s highly successful romantic drama, ‘Dear John,’ exceeded Sony and Screen Gems’ expectations by making over $30 million opening weekend, over $80 million domestically, and over $112 million worldwide since this year’s February 5th theatrical release. On top of all of that, the film was the first to knock juggernaut ‘Avatar‘ out of it’s #1 box office spot and topped DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand sales when it debuted on May 25th.

With that kind of history, the fact that Sony and Screen Gems decided to also get behind ‘The Vow‘ doesn’t surprise me one bit!


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