Lasse Hallström has had a long and storied career as a director, putting together films as well thought-of critically as What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and The Cider House Rules. In recent years, he’s directed titles like Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and this year’s Safe Haven. It is the latter movie the exclusive Blu-ray bonus clip above discusses, with actors Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel talking about working with Hallström and the improvisational processes the director prefers to use in order to keep things real.
Safe Haven is based on a Nicholas Sparks novel and follows a young romance under unusual circumstances. After Katie (Hough) shows up in a brand new town, she finds solace in a new community and a young dad named Alex (Duhamel), but she’s certainly hiding something. The film wasn’t released worldwide, but still managed to make a fair amount of money for a Valentine’s Day release, pulling in over $71 million domestically. If you already are down with the film or just want to give it a shot, the Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment release will be hitting Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday, May 7.
Unlike other films based on Sparks’ popular fiction, the Safe Haven Blu-ray release won’t come jam-packed with a ton of extras, although there are some nice bonus features, including deleted scenes and an alternate ending for fans. You can pre-order tomorrow’s release over at Amazon (opens in new tab) or check out the full list of bonus features.
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