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Nicholas Sparks hangs out with ‘Safe Haven' stars on set in Southport

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Sparks with Julianne Hough and Josh Duhame. (Source: WhoSay) Sparks with Julianne Hough and Josh Duhame. (Source: WhoSay)

SOUTHPORT, NC (WECT) – Filming for the movie Safe Haven has been underway in both Southport and Wilmington for several weeks now, and Saturday, Nicholas Sparks, the author of the book that the film is based upon, tweeted a photo with the film's stars, Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel.

Sparks also tweeted, "Had a blast on the set of ‪#SafeHaven‬ ... Both @joshduhamel and @juliannehough are amazing and @CobieSmulders will be perfect as "Jo."

The film also stars How I Met Your Mother's Cobie Smulders. She has expressed her appreciation for Southport via Twitter, writing that it is "beautiful," while Duhamel has praised the local seafood.

Iron Man 3 is currently filming in Wilmington, where Robert Downey, Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow have both been spotted.

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