August 18, 2010 at 10:50 PM EDT

Image Credit: Robin Wong/PR Photos; Janet Mayer/PR Photos (2)I didn’t think The Vow could get any more exciting, and by “exciting” I mean “exactly the kind of sappy romance I force my old college friends to see in the theater with me each year for my birthday.”* But it’s done it: A rep for Scott Speedman confirms that he’s in negotiations to join the film, based on the true story of newlyweds Kim and Krickitt Carpenter, whose love was tested two months into their marriage when a car accident left her in a coma for weeks. When she awoke, she remembered everyone but her husband. Rachel McAdams will star as the bride, Channing Tatum as the groom, and Speedman as McAdams’ former fiancé who reenters the picture. It’s a piece of clever casting: Speedman is believable as a doucheboat or a sweetheart, so he’ll keep us guessing.

Who’s ready to take their friends to see The Vow now?

* How does Charlie St. Cloud only have two showtimes in all of Manhattan — 12:35 p.m. and 10 p.m. — two weeks after its release?

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