Alan Alda is heading to Wilmington to star in the new Nicolas Sparks movie, The Longest Ride.
He will play the character, Ira, in the movie, according to entertainment reports.
In the novel of the same name, Ira is an elderly man trapped in his car after a wreck, who starts to reminisce about the love of his life.
Alda is well known for his role in M*A*S*H*.
Most recently, he appeared on NBC's hit show, The Blacklist.
Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson (Under the Dome) and Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones) will also star in the movie.
Cameras are expected to start rolling this month.
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