Based on Nicholas Sparks' bestseller The Lucky One, Zac Efron ("17 Again," "Charlie St. Cloud") stars alongside Taylor Schilling (TV's "Mercy") and Blythe Danner ("Meet the Parents" franchise) in this romantic drama directed by Academy Award®-nominated writer/director Scott Hicks ("Shine," "No Reservations").
U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault (Efron) returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq, with the one thing he credits with keeping him alive—a photograph he found of a woman he doesn't even know. Learning her name is Beth (Schilling) and where she lives, he shows up at her door, and ends up taking a job at her family-run local kennel. Despite her initial mistrust and the complications in her life, a romance develops between them, giving Logan hope that Beth could be much more than his good luck charm.
Hicks directs from a screenplay by Will Fetters ("Remember Me"), adapted from the Nicholas Sparks novel The Lucky 0ne. The producers are Denise Di Novi, who previously produced film adaptations of the Nicholas Sparks novels "A Walk To Remember," "Nights In Rodanthe" and "Message in a Bottle," and Kevin McCormick ("Arthur"). Ravi Mehta, Alison Greenspan and Bruce Berman serve as executive producers, and Kerry Heysen is co-producer. Rounding out the cast are Jay R. Ferguson (TV's "Mad Men"), Riley Thomas Stewart ("The Beaver"), and Adam Lefevre ("The Bounty Hunter"). The production's creative team also includes cinematographer Alar Kivilo ("The Blind Side"), production designer Barbara Ling ("No Reservations"), editor Scott Gray ("The Boys Are Back") and costume designer Dayna Pink ("Bruno"). The composer is Oscar® nominee Mark Isham ( "A River Runs Through It). Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Di Novi Pictures production, a Scott Hicks film, "The Lucky One." The film will be released on April 20, 2012 and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.