In the latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation, the actor stars as a bull-riding college student in pursuit of a new love

By Jacqueline Andriakos
Updated March 24, 2015 01:00 PM
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Scott Eastwood appeared at your door with a bouquet of flowers?

It might result in endless gawking from a room full of admirers. At least, that’s what happens in PEOPLE’s exclusive sneak-peek clip from the 29-year-old actor’s new movie, The Longest Ride.

Eastwood stars opposite Britt Robertson, 24, as a young bull rider named Luke who falls for a college girl recovering from a recent breakup. In the clip, the hunk greets his new love interest in true gentleman fashion at her sorority house before a date.

Adapted from the novel penned by The Notebook‘s Nicholas Sparks, the movie parallels the lives of two couples – one in the present day and the other during World War II.

California native Eastwood saw a little bit of himself in his cowboy character. “He wasn’t just a guy falling in love with this broad,” he told PEOPLE in December.

“He’s a bull rider, and I grew up going to the Salinas rodeo, so that was cool. I really connected to him. He has a little more grit,” he said.

And although the Fury actor – who is the son of actor-director Clint Eastwood – has joined the lengthy list of Nicholas Sparks heartthrobs (Ryan Gosling, Channing Tatum, Liam Hemsworth and Zac Efron, to name a few), he admits he is often puzzled by the sex symbol title.

“I don’t know what that means. That’s silly!” he said.

The Longest Ride hits theaters April 10.

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