Southport, NC is ‘Safe Haven’ for Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough (Burlesque, Footloose, Rock of Ages) will join Josh Duhamel (Transformers, Touristas) in the latest big screen adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel, which will be filmed this summer in Southport, NC.

Julianne Hough will film ‘Safe Haven’ in Southport, NC.

Julianne Hough will film ‘Safe Haven’ in Southport, NC.

The Safe Haven is “an affirming and suspenseful story about a young woman’s struggle to find love again after she arrives in a small North Carolina town. Slowly, she begins putting down roots, and gains the courage to start a relationship with Alex, a widowed store owner with two young children. But dark secrets intrude on her new life with such terror that she is forced to rediscover the meaning of sacrifice and rely on the power of love in this deeply moving romantic thriller.”

You can read the full official announcement released last week from Relativity Media over at NCHollywood.com!

'Safe Haven' by Nicholas Sparks is set and will be filmed in Southport, NC.

‘Safe Haven’ by Nicholas Sparks is set and will be filmed in Southport, NC.

Crews have reportedly already started building sets for Safe Haven, which will not only be filmed in Southport, but is also set in the town.

Southport has previously hosted numerous feature film productions, including Firestarter (1984), Weekend at Bernie’s (1989), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), and the previous Sparks adaptation A Walk to Remember (2002).

Hough can next be seen with Tom Cruise later this month in the movie musical adaptation of Rock of Ages.

You can find Safe Haven in theaters on February 8, 2013.

Josh Duhamel in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon'

Josh Duhamel in ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’

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