Linden Gets A Dear John Letter

New Line Cinema has set “We Are Marshall” scribe Jamie Linden to adapt “The Notebook” author Nicholas Sparks’ best-seller “Dear John” says The Hollywood Reporter.

The novel centers on a soldier home on leave who falls for a college girl. Instead of returning home to her, he re-enlists after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Time and distance begin to take a toll on the young lovers. Channing Tatum is attached to star.