"Nights in Rodanthe", filmed in North Topsail Beach, Wilmington, and the Outer Banks community of Rodanthe is scheduled to open nationwide in September. An invitation only screening will be held on September 24th at a movie theatre in Kill Devil Hills and a second screening will be held the following evening in Wilmington. The movie will open internationally in October.
Nicholas Sparks, the author of this and several other novels, lives in New Bern, N.C. "Nights in Rodanthe" follows the relationship of a doctor, played by actor Richard Gere, meeting a middle aged woman (Diane Lane) who is taking care of an inn on the North Carolina coast.
Locals and visitors alike will recognize many of the film's locations, from the windswept beauty of the Outer Banks, to the wide, sandy beaches of Topsail Island.
Nights in Rodanthe is just one of many films that have been filmed in North Carolina in recent years. "Leatherheads", starring George Clooney and Rene Zellweger opened earlier in 2008, filmed in Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Charlotte.