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George Tillman Jr.

The Longest Ride director George Tillman Jr. says no to a kiss-in-the-rain scene

What, no kissing scene in the rain? 

While most films adapted from Nicholas Sparks books include a scene where the main characters passionately smooch in a downpour (The Notebook, Dear John and The Best of Me, to name a few), The Longest Ride director George Tillman Jr. says you won’t find any of that in his new movie, hitting theaters April 10.  

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Sundance 2013: Jennifer Hudson as a drug addict mom in 'The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete' -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

Jennifer Hudson Sundance

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, premiering next week at the Sundance Film Festival, is the kind of heart-wrenching, emotional, and funny coming-of-age drama that isn’t afraid to be rough around the edges. It also boasts big names, from Alicia Keys as co-executive producer and composer, to American Idol alums Jennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks as stars.

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