Scott Eastwood & Britt Robertson On Making ‘The Longest Ride’ Relatable While most adaptations of Nicholas Sparks’s books are sweeping romances, The Longest Ride has a more grounded tone. Sure it has illustrious rain sequences and poetic letter writing, but there’s an effortless chemistry between Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson that grants the story authenticity. Reeling from a life-threatening injury, Luke (Eastwood) is determined to advance in the world of professional bull riding, while college senior Sophia (Britt Robertson) is set on parlaying her love of modern art into a career.