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'Safe Haven' filming shuts down part of Market Street

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Josh Duhamel, from Transformers, and Julianne Hough, of Footloose, will star as the lead roles in the movie, which is based on a novel written by Nicholas Sparks. Josh Duhamel, from Transformers, and Julianne Hough, of Footloose, will star as the lead roles in the movie, which is based on a novel written by Nicholas Sparks.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A portion of Market Street is closed for Safe Haven filming Wednesday evening.

Production crews requested a film permit with the City of Wilmington to work at Carolina Apartments, located at 420 Market Street, between 6 and 10 p.m. The permit asks for Market Street to be closed between Fourth and Fifth streets during the filming process.

Two cast members, 85 crew members and 20 extras are expected to be at the location. Parking for the crews will be located at the Market Street parking deck and on Fifth Street.

The film permit included a special request for barricades to be put up for the Market Street closure.

Wednesday night, crew members said that the scene is supposed to be set in Boston.

Josh Duhamel, from Transformers, and Julianne Hough, of Footloose, will star as the lead roles in the movie, which is based on a novel written by Nicholas Sparks. Safe Haven is expected to be released in theaters on Feb. 8, 2013.

"I'm thrilled that Josh and Julianne have agreed to come aboard Safe Haven—it's hard to think of an actor better-suited to play the character of Alex than Josh, and Julianne will bring a combination of vulnerability and strength to the role of Katie," Sparks said in a news release. "They are both such talented and charismatic individuals – and best of all, they have tremendous personal chemistry, which is essential for this film."

Actress Cobie Smulders, known for playing Robin on the TV show How I Met Your Mother, also joined the cast, according to Variety.

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