A sneak peek into one of the most anticipated film adaptations of 2013 is being offered by NCM Fathom Events and Relativity Media, as they jointly present “A Night with Nicholas Sparks’ Safe Haven: Filmmakers, Author and Stars Bring the Book to Life.” The event will be broadcast live to select cinemas nationwide on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT and tape delayed at 7:00 p.m. MT / 8:00 p.m. PT/Alaska and Hawaii. The one-night event will be broadcast live from LA Castle Studios in Burbank, California.
Sparks will participate in a live discussion and Q&A session with fans about the cinematic adaptation of his best-selling novel, ‘Safe Haven.’ The event will be moderated by ‘Extra’ TV host Maria Menounos, and will feature appearances from the film’s lead stars, Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough. The film’s director, Lasse Hallström, and producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey (of ‘The Twilight Saga’) will also be in attendance. Fans will be shown exclusive clips and behind-the-scenes footage of the eagerly- awaited film.
“A Night with Nicholas Sparks’ Safe Haven: Filmmakers, Author and Stars Bring the Book to Life” is now selling tickets at participating theater box offices and online at Fathom Events’s official website. The website also features a complete list of theater locations and prices for the event, which will be broadcast to more than 500 select movie theaters across the country.
“This event promises to be an exciting new way to connect with fans around the country – a first for me and the talented creative team behindSafe Haven,” said Sparks. “I can’t wait to talk about the unique collaboration with Josh and Julianne, who transformed the characters in my book into living people whose loves and losses will come to life soon on the big screen. It’s been a privileged experience working with Lasse, Marty and Wyck on this film and now my readers will have a chance to share in that experience as well.”
The ‘Safe Haven’ film, which was written by Dana Stevens and Gage Lansky, will be distributed by Relativity Media in theaters nationwide on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013. The movie follows a mysterious young woman, Katie Feldman (Hough), who arrives in a small North Carolina town, but 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 Wheatley (Duhamel), a widowed store owner with two young children. But dark secrets intrude on her new life that she is forced to rediscover the meaning of sacrifice and rely on the power of love in this deeply moving romantic thriller.