the-longest-rideMark Isham has been hired to score the upcoming romantic drama The Longest Ride. The film is directed by George Tillman, Jr. (Notorious, Faster) and stars Britt Robertson, Scott Eastwood, Jack Huston, Oona Chaplin and Alan Alda. The movie is based on the bestselling novel by Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook, Dear John) and centers on the star-crossed love affair between a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback and a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City’s art world. Craig Bolotin (Black Rain, Light It Up) has written the screenplay. Sparks is also producing the project with Marty Bowen (The Fault in Our Stars, The Maze Runner), Wyck Godfrey (Twilight, I, Robot) and Theresa Park (The Best of Me). Isham has previously collaborated with Tillman, Jr. on the 2000 drama Men of Honor and last year’s The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete. The composer also previously scored the Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Lucky One. The Longest Ride is set to be released on April 10, 2015 by 20th Century Fox. To learn more about the film, visit the official movie website.

Isham also continues to score ABC’s Once Upon a Time and also has the YA novel adaptation Fallen coming up.