Julianne Hough is running from the law and into the strong arms of Josh Duhamel in the trailer for Nicholas Sparks's latest big-screen adaptation, Safe Haven. We meet Katie (Hough) as she's fleeing the police, headed to a destination where she can start anew. She lands in Southport, NC, and catches the eye of a handsome widower (Duhamel). Katie struggles against her feelings for him, but once she finally gives in, her troubled past comes knocking. Cobie Smulders also pops up as Katie's neighbor in the romance.
Are we really due for another sudsy Nicholas Sparks film? This seems to follow the formula to a T. I'm not particularly drawn to either character, but I will admit I teared up (I think it was the slow version of "Go Your Own Way" that got me). It's like someone sprinkles magic cry dust into these movies. Safe Haven opens Feb. 8, and you can watch the trailer and let us know what you think after the jump.