Julianne Hough has cut her hair for a co-starring film role in Safe Haven, adapted from the Nicholas Sparks novel, with Josh Duhamel, which will hit theaters in February 2013.
“I’m very excited,” Julianne told Ryan Seacrest of the ‘do, promising, “It’s not buzzed.”
The Lasse Hallstrom-directed flick revolves around a young woman (Hough) who moves to Southport, North Carolina, where she becomes intertwined with a local widower (Duhamel).
Josh compared Safe Haven to Sleeping With the Enemy, the 1991 flick starring Julia Roberts as a woman who fakes her own death to get out of a horrific marriage. “I didn’t want it to just be a love story,” he told E! Online. “I wanted it to have something different.”
Hough recently told us she immediately signed on for the chance to work with Hallstrom. “I think he’s one of the most prestigious directors I will be working with, so it’s very, very exciting,” she said. “And Josh–not a bad guy to look at. He’s really great.”
Hough, who’s currently in theaters with Rock of Ages, will next be seen playing a burn victim opposite Russell Brand in Juno writer Diablo Cody’s still-to-be-titled directorial debut.
With her character having been burned over two thirds of her body, she spent more than three hours every day putting on prosthetics and makeup. “But it was one of those movies that really changed my perspective on what’s important,” she recently told us. “It really brought me back to my roots. I want to be a nicer person and I want to be more thoughtful.”
This should be a really good flick to see and we can’t wait to review it.