Zac Efron's 'The Lucky One' to Hit Theaters on August 24, 2012

12:32 PM PST 08/26/2011 by Gregg Kilday
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Warners sets release date for the latest film to be adapted from a Nicholas Spark novel.

Warners will release The Lucky One, starring Zac Efron and Taylor Thibault, on Aug. 24, 2012.

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The latest addition to the studio's 2012 release schedule is based on the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name and stars Efron as a Marine who attributes the fact that he's survived three tours of duty in Iraq to a photograph he carrries of a woman he doesn't know. Returning to the states, he sets out to find her.

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Scott Hicks (Shine) is directing the film, which also stars Blythe Danner.

Efron can next be seen in Garry Marshall's ensemble rom-com, New Year's Eve, a follow up to his 2010 holiday themed hit, Valentine's Day.

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