Josh Duhamel is about to transform into a bonafide star.

It has been announced that Josh will star opposite Julianne Hough in Safe Haven, an upcoming film adaptation of the 2010 novel by sob-meister Nicholas Sparks. Translation: Get your hankies ready.

Josh has co-starred in the Transformers franchise but is best known for comedies like New Year's Eve and When in Rome, so this will finally be a chance for him to show off his acting chops in a serious romantic role. And true, Josh Duhamel is no Ryan Gosling  who starred in the 2004 adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' The Notebook  but who is?

According to the film's press release, Josh will play a small-town widower with two children and "dark secrets." Perhaps one of his dark secrets is that he spends his free time fighting robots that turn into cars?

 

Source: Movieline

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