Lasse Hallström

EXCLUSIVE: Lasse Hallstrom Talks ‘Safe Haven’

EXCLUSIVE: Lasse Hallstrom Talks ‘Safe Haven’

Director Lasse Hallstrom discusses his new romantic thriller Safe Haven, in theaters February 14

Director Lasse Hallström has had as long and diverse a career as practically any director working in and out of Hollywood today. He has been nominated for three Oscars, two for his work as a writer and director on My Life as a Dog and another for directing The Cider House Rules. He has also directed beloved films such as What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Chocolat, and, more recently, the Nicholas Sparks adaptation Dear John and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. The director returns to the world of author Nicholas Sparks for his latest drama Safe Haven, opening in theaters nationwide February 14. I recently had the chance to speak with the filmmaker over the phone about finding such a talented cast (Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, Cobie Smulders, David Lyons), shooting in the actual North Carolina town of Southport, which the novel is set in, and much more. Take a look at what he had to say.

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Second ‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’ Trailer

Ewan McGregor stars as a henpecked scientists tasked with introducing a new sport in an unlikely place with Lasse Hallström's latest drama Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. We have the second trailer for this CBS Films release, which you can check out below.

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen was released March 9th, 2012.

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‘Safe Haven’ Gets Director Lasse Hallstrom

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.

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Lasse Hallstrom Directing ‘The Hypnotist’ Adaptation

Oscar-nominated director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules) has signed on to direct a Swedish adaptation of best selling crime novel The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

This is the first Swedish film in 24 years that Lasse Hallström will direct, and is the first in a planned franchise based on Lars Kepler's Detective Joona Linna series, which are most successful Swedish crime novels worldwide after Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy.

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Lasse Hallstrom Set to Direct Patrick Dempsey in ‘Tom's Dad’

It seems that a project starring Patrick Dempsey has found a director to take the helm. Variety is reporting that Lasse Hallström has com aboard to direct the film Tom's Dad.

Dempsey will star in the film which is set in 1962 Las Vegas and centers on a film actor and a Vegas vaudevillian comedian who is reaching a crossroads in his life and career because his style of comedy is becoming extinct. Matters get worse when the character's long lost son comes back into his life.

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