It seems we may have to break out our tissues once again ladies…and the occasional overly sensitive guy because another Nicholas Sparks novel is getting the silver screen treatment! Yep, another one! As if we all don’t bust out “The Notebook” or “Dear John” every once in a while, Relativity Media has announced that “The Cider House Rules” director Lasse Hallström will direct Sparks’ adaptation of ‘Safe Haven’ to bring it to life on the big screen.
Sparks must have one hell of a book to movie deal because it seems all of his novels get the Hollywood screen time. I’d love to see his house. He must be bathing with dollar bills by now. Anyway, here’s all the details regarding the film:
Relativity Media has closed a deal with Oscar® and DGA-nominee Lasse Hallström (“The Cider House Rules”, “Dear John”) to direct their upcoming film “Safe Haven”, based on the latest novel from best-selling author Nicholas Sparks, announced Relativity’s President of Worldwide Production Tucker Tooley. The film is scheduled to head into production this year.
Sparks’ previous books have been made into such hit films as “The Notebook”, “The Last Song”, “Nights in Rodanthe” and “Dear John”. His latest, “Safe Haven”, is a gripping love story infused with suspense and discovery. When a young woman escaping her past moves to a small North Carolina town, and falls for a loving widowed father, he heals her heart, and helps her escape the danger that threatens her.
Alongside Relativity’s CEO Ryan Kavanaugh and author Nicholas Sparks, the film is being produced by Temple Hill Entertainment’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey. Relativity’s Tooley will serve as executive producer. The screenplay is written by Dana Stevens (“City Of Angels”).