Kudos to Benjamin Walker, who’s been cast as the lead in the upcoming romance-drama The Choice. Variety confirms The 32-year-old actor — last seen in Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight — will take on the role of Travis Parker, a coastal town resident whose relationship with his new neighbour leads to an unforgettable journey.

The Choice marks the ninth Nicholas Sparks novel to be adapted for the big screen, including The Notebook, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, Dear John, and The Lucky One.