Josh Duhamel in 'Safe Haven' talks
Published Apr 26 2012, 09:04 BST
By Hugh Armitage
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Josh Duhamel is in negotiations to star in Safe Haven
star will take the lead role in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
director Lasse Hallström's adaptation of Nicholas Sparks's novel, reports Variety
centres around a mysterious young woman who struggles to fit into the small North Carolina town to which she relocates.
She soon finds welcome and comfort in the arms of a widowed storeowner and father of two young children (Duhamel).
Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley have both been linked to the female lead
, but the role currently remains vacant.
Sparks's previous novels The Notebook
, The Last Song
, Nights in Rodanthe
, Dear John
and The Lucky One
have all been adapted into movies.
Duhamel was last seen in New Year's Eve
. He is expected to confirm his role in Safe Haven
once a female lead has been found.Safe Haven
is scheduled for release on February 8, 2013.