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Release Date: February 14, 2013
Studio: Relativity Media
Director: Lasse Hallström
Screenwriter: Dana Stevens
Starring: Josh Duhamel, Julianne Hough, David Lyons, Cobie Smulders
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13


JOSH DUHAMEL (Alex Wheatley)
(Katie Feldman)
(Kevin Tierney)
(Herself, Music)
(Himself, Music)

JOSH DUHAMEL (Alex Wheatley) is a dynamic and versatile actor who has become one of Hollywood’s favorite leading men. Most recently, he starred opposite Bruce Willis and Rosario Dawson in the crime drama Fire with Fire. He also appears in the forthcoming comedy Movie 43, alongside Emma Stone, Hugh Jackman and Gerard Butler.

Safe Haven Soundbites- Josh Duhamel (Alex Wheatley)Safe Haven Soundbites: Josh Duhamel (Alex Wheatley)

Previously Duhamel was seen in Garry Marshall’s ensemble rom-com New Year’s Eve, alongside Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Halle Berry and Hilary Swank. He also reprised his role as Captain William Lennox in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the third film in the blockbuster action franchise from director Michael Bay.

Born in Minot, North Dakota, Duhamel was a backup quarterback for the Minot State University football team. He planned to become a dentist until his grades kept him out of dental school. Moving to California, he soon became a model for fashion magazines. His first screen roles came as an extra in music videos for Donna Summer (“I Will Go with You,” 1998) and Christina Aguilera (“Genie in a Bottle,” 1999).

Duhamel’s first big acting job came in an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” in which he played the title role. He then moved to New York City to join the cast of the long-running ABC series “All My Children,” in the role of Leo du Pres. Duhamel took home a Daytime Emmy Award® in 2002, one of three consecutive nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

The actor went on to star as Danny McCoy on six seasons of NBC’s drama “Las Vegas,” opposite James Caan. Duhamel’s early film roles include playing the title role in the comedy Win a Date with Tad Hamilton and starring with Melissa George in the horror film Turistas.

Other film credits include Life as We Know It, Ramona and Beezus, When in Rome, The Romantics, Transformers and Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. He also lent his voice to Nickelodeon’s Emmy-winning animated series “Fanboy & Chum Chum.”

Duhamel currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Fergie, from The Black Eyed Peas.

JULIANNE HOUGH (Katie Feldman) is a true triple-threat, well known to audiences around the world for her success in the worlds of film, television and music. Hough (pronounced “Huff”) became a household name virtually overnight as a two-time professional champion on ABC’s top-rated series “Dancing with the Stars.” She then made a seamless transition to award-winning recording artist and is quickly making her mark on the world of motion pictures. At the 2011 CinemaCon Convention, Hough was recognized by the National Association of Theater Owners (NATO) as Rising Star of the Year.

Safe Haven Soundbites- Julianne Hough (Katie Feldman)Safe Haven Soundbites: Julianne Hough (Katie Feldman)

The actress recently completed her leading role in an as-yet-untitled Diablo Cody project that marks the Oscar®-winning screenwriter’s directorial debut. The film co-stars Russell Brand and Octavia Spencer.

A born entertainer, Hough has always loved singing, dancing and acting. At age 10 she was presented with an opportunity to study performing arts in London, which established her fierce independence and was the beginning of a period of intense training and education. She returned to Utah at age 15 and, after graduating high school, moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams of a career in entertainment.

Quickly earning a reputation for talent, discipline and professionalism, it took less than a month for Hough to land a job as a dancer on the ABC game show “Show Me the Money.” Shortly thereafter she joined the “Dancing with the Stars” tour as a company dancer. In the hit series’ fourth season, she joined the cast and was paired with speed skater and two-time Olympic gold medalist Apolo Anton Ohno. Hough toured with the troupe again before returning for seasons 5 through 8. She was paired with IndyCar racing champion Hélio Castroneves, comedian Adam Carolla, actor Cody Linley and country singer Chuck Wicks.

Hough remains the youngest dancer to win “Dancing with the Stars” twice (with partners Ohno and Castroneves). For her work on the show, she earned Emmy nominations for Best Choreography in 2008 and 2009. Hough’s skills as a choreographer also led to a collaboration with Gwen Stefani on the singer’s “Wind It Up” video.

Hough made her film debut in the star-studded ensemble Burlesque, a dramatic musical. She worked alongside an all-star cast including Cher, Christina Aguilera, Stanley Tucci, Eric Dane, Kristen Bell and Cam Gigandet. Next, Hough played the female lead in Craig Brewer’s remake of the classic movie musical Footloose. Co-starring Kenny Wormald, the film grossed more than $60 million worldwide.

Hough went on to win another highly coveted role in Rock of Ages,Adam Shankman’s film adaptation of the international musical sensation. She played female lead Sherrie Christian opposite Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand and Mary J. Blige.

Hough’s self-titled debut album hit the Billboard Country charts at No. 1 and entered the Billboard 200 at No. 3, marking the highest debut for a country artist since 2006. She won a pair of 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards (Top New Female Vocalist and Top New Artist). Hitting the road for the first time as a recording artist, Hough played more than 100 shows in 2009. She opened for superstar Brad Paisley and toured with George Strait.

Hough is highly sought-after in the world of commercials and endorsements. She is an international spokesperson for Proactiv Solution and Venus Embrace, co-authoring the “Goddess Guide to Getting Closer” for the company’s 2009 marketing campaign. She was featured in the iconic “Got Milk?” campaign and sang an updated version of the Juicy Fruit gum theme “The Taste is Gonna Move Ya.”

Hough sang in “We Are the World 25 for Haiti,” an all-star update to the classic 1985 philanthropic anthem. This charity single benefitted Haitian earthquake relief efforts and the rebuilding of Haiti. It featured such music legends as Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Celine Dion and Gladys Knight as well as contemporary superstars including, Jennifer Hudson, Pink, Fergie and Kanye West.

Hough is active in a range of philanthropic endeavors, charities and humanitarian efforts including the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Clothes Off Our Back and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. An avid dog lover, she supports numerous animal welfare causes and serves on the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet.

COBIE SMULDERS (Jo) is one of the stars of the long-running CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother.” She plays Robin Sherbatsky, a guy’s girl and former Canadian teen pop sensation Robin Sparkles. Robin is the only person to ever steal the heart of infamous womanizer Barney (Neil Patrick Harris). The show has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, a People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy and a Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Show: Comedy. Smulders recently completed production on a pair of feature comedies: David Wain’s They Came Together, opposite Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler, and The Delivery Man, with Vince Vaughn and Chris Pratt.

Safe Haven Soundbites- Cobie Smulders (Jo)Safe Haven Soundbites: Cobie Smulders (Jo)

Segueing effortlessly between the big and small screen, Smulders recently starred in box-office record-breaker The Avengers opposite Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson. She played S.H.I.E.L.D. operative Maria Hill, second-in-command to Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). The highest grossing film of 2012, The Avengers has raked in more than $1.5 billion worldwide.

Other film credits include Grassroots, The Slammin’ Salmon and The Long Weekend. Previously she played a starring role on the ABC drama “Veritas” and made appearances on the critically acclaimed Showtime series “The L Word.”

On stage Smulders has performed in Nora EphronandDelia Ephron’sOff Broadway hit “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” at the Westside Theatre. Directed by Karen Carpenter, the play was based on Ilene Beckerman’s 1995 book about clothes and the memories they trigger. Other theater credits include “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Grease” and “Women and Wallace.”

Born in Canada, Smulders speaks fluent French.

DAVID LYONS (Kevin Tierney) stars opposite Kate Beckinsale in Karen Moncrieff’s upcoming drama The Trials of Cate McCall. He is currently a series regular on the NBC hit “Revolution,” executive produced by J.J. Abrams. Previously Lyons starred alongside Julia Roberts in Ryan Murphy’s Eat Pray Love, a film adaptation of the bestselling book by Elizabeth Gilbert.

Lyons is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), Australia’s most prestigious acting college. He has performed onstage with both of Australia’s leading theater companies, the Sydney Theatre Company and Melbourne Theatre Company.

After building his resume with roles on the Australian series “Blue Heelers” and “Sea Patrol,” Lyons was added to the cast of the classic American medical drama “ER” in 2008. His character, Dr. Simon Brenner, was involved in the final season’s love triangle between Parminder Nagra and Shane West’s characters. Lyons starred again for NBC on the 2011 series “The Cape,” playing the title role opposite Summer Glau and Keith David.

NOAH LOMAX (Josh) has appeared on some of television’s hottest shows and played a lead role in one of the most buzzed-about films released in 2012. The 10-year-old made his feature-film debut starring in romantic comedy Playing for Keeps, opposite Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel. Lomax shines as a little boy raised without a father. However, when his dad (Butler) comes back into the picture, the boys and Mom (Biel) must learn to rebuild their relationships and their life together.

Lomax has made his mark in the television world as well. His credits include a recurring role on AMC’s hit drama “The Walking Dead” and guest appearances on ABC’s “The Middle,” CBS’ “Mad Love” and Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva.”

Born in New Orleans, Lomax and his family lived in the Big Easy until Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005 and they were forced to evacuate. Although they were one of the few, fortunate families who did not lose their home, their lives were in turmoil for several months. Lomax’s father brought the kids to Atlanta while his mom finished school in Baton Rouge. The family eventually decided to relocate to Atlanta permanently in 2006.

Once settled in Atlanta, Lomax and his older sister Maddie signed with a local talent agent and he immediately started booking roles. His first gig came when he was 7 years old with a guest spot on Lifetime’s “Army Wives.”

Lomax actively supports Soccer for Hope, a non-profit organization that uses soccer-related activities to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research. When not working on film and television projects, Lomax loves to be outdoors. He plays football, baseball and lacrosse. His pets include a dog named Romeo and two mice, Minnie and Dopey.

Lomax currently splits his time between Atlanta and Los Angeles.

MIMI KIRKLAND (Lexi) is becoming one of the most watched young actresses of 2013. Just eight years old, she recently appeared in an acclaimed production of “A Christmas Carol,” starring Ira David Wood III, father of actress Evan Rachel Wood. Previously, Kirkland was featured in a national commercial and print campaign for Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. She has appeared in several other regional and national commercials.

Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, Kirkland always had a love for acting and entertaining audiences. Soon after finishing preschool, she began booking numerous commercials, including spots for Food Lion and the North Carolina State Fair.

During the filming of the Biltmore commercial, the director suggested Kirkland had the demeanor and creativity to be in movies. Shortly thereafter, Kirkland auditioned for her first film role and after two callbacks, landed the career-changing role of Lexi.

When not working, Kirkland loves to spend time with her family and enjoys participating in outdoor activities such as bike riding, swimming and playing tag with her sisters Coley and Kate. She also has several pets, including a dog named Sami and three fish named Bubbles, Shelly and Swirly.

Kirkland currently divides her time between Raleigh and Los Angeles.


COLBIE CAILLAT’s music has appeared in over 200 films and television shows, proof of her continued growth as a gifted singer and writer since her ascent as a social media sensation in 2006. After receiving a record breaking 14 million plays of songs she posted on MySpace while still in her teens, Colbie Caillat was signed by Universal Republic. Caillat’s first album COCO debuted at No. 5 and raced its way past the multi-Platinum barrier. Her first single, Bubbly, caught a generation’s imagination and has become one of the best-selling digital tracks of all time. Billboard took note by naming Caillat its Breakthrough Artist of the Year and BMI awarded her Song and Songwriter of the Year.

Caillat’s second album BREAKTHROUGH broke at No. 1 and was honored with two Grammy nominations; that same year, Colbie won two Grammys for her collaborations with Jason Mraz and Taylor Swift. 2010’s ALL OF YOU netted Caillat her sixth platinum single in Brighter Than the Sun and a gold single for “I Do”. With her new album CHRISTMAS IN THE SAND, Colbie Caillat stands the formula for Christmas albums on its head, with delightful results. With high-profile guests contributing to the holiday spirit, from Brad Paisley’s fiery pickin’ and singing to Gavin DeGraw’s playful/soulful vocals, her music is as varied as it is tuneful and rich in spirit.

Caillat was invited to perform at the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Concert and twice at the White House. She supports the Humane Society of the United States, the Surfrider Foundation, Farm Sanctuary, and VH1’s Save the Music among other charities.

GAVIN DEGRAW is not a stranger to the top of the charts, he first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold over a million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles: “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Follow Through,” and the title-track, “Chariot.” Gavin’s self-titled second album debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart and at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart in 2008, earning Gavin his first Top 10 album. It spawned the hit singles “In Love With A Girl,” which Billboard dubbed “a rocking homerun,” and the gold-certified “We Belong Together.” In 2009, Gavin released Free as a gift to his die-hard fans clamoring for recorded versions of Gavin’s live favorites. DeGraw released his third studio album, Sweeter, in September 2011. The album’s first single, “Not Over You,” co-written with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, reached #1 on the Hot AC charts, was a top 10 hit on Top 40, and was certified double platinum. “Soldier,” his current single is currently climbing the charts. For more information visit - twitter: @gavindegraw

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