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He’s conquered Broadway and Netflix, and now Sebastian Arcelus is setting his sights on the big screen. According to Deadline, the “House of Cards” alum has landed a role in upcoming Nicholas Sparks adaptation “The Best of Me,” starring Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden in the lead roles. Michael Hoffman is directing the romantic drama based on Sparks’ novel of the same name, which follows two former high school sweethearts who are brought back together years later when they return to their hometown to mourn the passing of a friend.Read More
Luke Bracey and Liana Liberato are set to play the younger versions of James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan‘s lead characters in Michael Hoffman‘s Nicholas Sparks adaptation “The Best of Me,” according to Deadline. “The Best of Me” follows the reignited romance of two ex-high school sweethearts, Dawson Cole (Marsden/Bracey) and Amanda Collier (Monaghan/Liberato), who find themselves reunited after twenty years at the funeral of Tuck Hostetler, the mentor who once provided shelter for their forbidden romance. The film is scripted by J. Mills Goodloe (“Pride”) and was rewritten by HoffmanRead More
As Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel prepare to embark upon being star-crossed lovers in a film adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel – “Safe Haven”, opening on Valentine’s Day – we look back at the tragic lovebirds who came before them. Sparks movies are critical flops and box office successes but seem to be hit and miss when it comes to creating stars. For the purpose of this study, we’ll omit the two Sparks adaptations which starred established stars. Kevin Costner, Robin Wright, Richard Gere and Diane Lane are doingRead More
Keira Kinghtley said no, will Julianne Hough say yes? Variety reports it’s the “Dancing with the Stars” graduate who is now in negotiations to star in the latest Nicholas Sparks big screen adaptation, Lasse Hallstrom’s “Safe Haven”, which already has Josh Duhamel as its leading man. Hough will play Katie, a mysterious young woman who shows up in a small coastal town in North Carolina harboring dark secrets about her past. Though she tries to avoid it, she falls for handsome widower Alex (Duhamel), with two young children in tow,Read More
Following in the footsteps of Shane West, Ryan Gosling, Channing Tatum and Zac Efron, former soap star Josh Duhamel is set to become the latest hottie to make girls everywhere swoon and cry, as Variety reports he is now in negotiations to play the male lead in “Safe Haven”, the latest big screen adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks bestseller. Keira Knightley had entered talks to play the female lead, but that fell through and the search is still on for Duhamel’s love interest. Lasse Hallstrom directs the film that followsRead More
After two Oscar nominations and a string of small independent films, is Keira Knightley looking to go mainstream? All signs point to yes as Twitch Film reports the British actress is in early talks to star in “Safe Haven”, the newest film adaptation of a novel by weepy romance novelist Nicholas Sparks. If her deal closes, Knightley would play Katie, a mysterious young woman who shows up in a small coastal town in North Carolina harboring dark secrets about her past. Though she tries to avoid it, she falls forRead More

Posted On December 12, 2011By Rebecca LewisIn Videos

Watch: first trailer for Zac Efron’s “The Lucky One”

Zac Efron’s move into more serious drama hasn’t been hugely succesful so far, with Charlie St Cloud and Me and Orsen Welles both performing badly at the box office, but his next film may just be the winning combination needed – a Nicholas Sparks adaptation and the opportunity to get his shirt off and flex the muscles. In The Lucky One, Efron plays a soldier who finds a woman’s picture in a war zone and credits her as the lucky charm that saves his life. On his return home, heRead More
Zac Efron didn’t make much of a splash in his first attempt at telling an adult romantic story in 2009′s “Charlie St. Cloud”, but he’ll get a little help this time around from the star power of Nicholas Sparks, whose novel, “The Lucky One”, spawned Efron’s new film.. Indeed, it seems Sparks gets more camera time than Efron and co-star, newcomer Taylor Schilling, in the first look at the film, about a soldier who finds a woman’s picture in a war zone and believes it’s a lucky charm that savesRead More
Newcomer Taylor Schilling has been given one hell of an introduction to mainstream feature films. Having wrapped up romancing Zac Efron in Nicholas Sparks’ “The Lucky One”, she is now upgrading to an even bigger Hollywood heartthrob. Variety reports Schilling will play Mrs Ben Affleck in political thriller “Argo”, also directed by the actor. Schilling is the first female to jump on board the cast that already includes Bryan Cranston, Kyle Chandler, John Goodman and Alan Arkin. Recently “Monsters” breakout star Scoot McNairy also signed on. Based on Joshuah Bearman’sRead More

Posted On November 11, 2010By Linda GeIn Images

First Look: Zac Efron filming “The Lucky One”

Zac Efron sports a beard, a tattoo and some serious angst in these first filming pictures from “The Lucky One”, based on the Nicholas Sparks novel that sees Efron playing U.S. Marine Logan Thibault, who believes a picture of a woman he’s never met is a lucky charm, and sets out to find her after his deployment ends. Unknown actress Taylor Schilling will play Elizabeth, the mysterious woman in the photograph who, to be expected in a Nicholas Sparks tearjerker, has some secrets that threaten to tear their newfound loveRead More