August 19, 2010 / 2:45 AM / in 8 years

Scott Speedman negotiating "Vow"

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Scott Speedman is in negotiations to join “The Vow,” a romantic drama starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum in the real-life story of a newlywed New Mexico couple struck by tragedy.

Cast member Scott Speedman attends a photocall for the film "Adoration" by Canadian director Atom Egoyan at the 61st Cannes Film Festival May 22, 2008. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

The wife is left comatose after a car crash, and cared for by her devoted husband. When she comes to without any memory of her husband or their marriage, the husband woos her and attempts to wins her heart again.

Speedman will play McAdams’ former fiance, with whom she begins to rekindle a romance in her amnesiac state.

Michael Sucsy, who directed HBO’s “Grey Gardens,” is rewriting the script for the Spyglass/Screen Gems movie, which will begin shooting next month in Toronto.

Toronto-raised Speedman next appears in “Barney’s Version” with Paul Giamatti, Dustin Hoffman and Rachelle Lefevre. The movie will screen at the Venice and Toronto film festivals. His other film credits include “The Strangers” and “Underworld: Revolution.”

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