Last August a bidding war broke out for the film rights to Nicholas Sparks' latest novel, 'Safe Haven,' before it was even published. (It went on to become a bestseller, naturally.) The winner was Relativity Media. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the company has announced that Lasse Hallström has come on board to direct the adaptation.

So far, six films have been adapted from Sparks' books: 'Message in a Bottle,' 'A Walk to Remember,' 'The Notebook,' 'Nights in Rodanthe,' 'Dear John' and 'The Last Song,' accounting for more than $550 million at the worldwide box office.
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