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With New Year’s Eve hitting theaters this weekend, the trailer for Zac Efron‘s romantic drama The Lucky One has debuted on the web.
Based on a Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name, The Lucky One is everything you’d expect it to be.
No stranger to heartbreak and inner turmoil having starred in last year’s Charlie St. Cloud (also based on a book), Efron plays Logan, a Marine, who finds a photograph of a woman named Beth (Mercy‘s Taylor Schilling) while doing his tour in Iraq. “I just found it, like I was meant to,” Efron says of the glimmering photo amid all the rubble in voiceover. And appropriately enough, on the back of Beth’s photo, a simple message: “Keep safe. X.”
Of course, she’s hesitant to move forward with any type of relationship, but eventually succumbs to his advances — with the help of her mother (Blythe Danner) of course.
Sparks is known for his melodramatic dialogue in his novels and bittersweet endings, so will tragedy strike? In one moment in the trailer, Efron and Schilling (whose character has a young child and an unloving partner) find themselves fighting against their urges.
“You don’t know what I’m dealing with.”
“I do know that you deserve better than this.”
Warner Bros.’ The Lucky One, directed by Scott Hicks, hits U.S. theaters April 20, 2012.
Watch the trailer below:
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