Lasse Hallstrom delivers a Dear John letter

New Line might have been somewhat gutted by the recent downsizing, but that isn’t stopping the studio shoving more projects into production.

The latest is Lasse Hallstrom’s new film, an adaptation of The Notebook author Nicholas Sparks’ novel Dear John.

Channing Tatum will use all the military experience he’s gaining on GI Joe to play a soldier home on leave who falls in love with a conservative college student.

He starts shooting in December and Variety has the tissues ready .