First trailer for Lasse Hallstrom’s Safe Haven

The first trailer for Lasse Hallstrom’s adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel Safe Haven has been released on the films Facebook page. It’s a typical enough looking rom-com starring dangerously attractive people.

The film centres on a young woman who arises suspicions when she moved to a small town but refuses to integrate the tight-knit community.  She does however manage to strike up a relationship with a widowed store owner, but soon realizes she’ll have to face her dark secrets head on.

Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel star, alongside Cobie Smulders and David Lyons.

Safe Haven is out in the US on February 8th, but has no definite Irish release date as of yet.


An affirming and suspenseful story about a young woman’s struggle to love again, Safe Haven is based on the novel from Nicholas Sparks, the best-selling author behind the hit films The Notebook and Dear John.  When a mysterious young woman arrives in a small North Carolina town, her reluctance to join the tight knit community raises questions about her past.  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.