This year’s Cannes Film Festival has delivered some off-the-charts bizarre on-screen action, from Kristen Stewart's nudity in the risqué ‘On the Road’ to the dizzying ‘Holy Motors,’ which left one critic feeling “drunk” after its press screening. But few can hold a candle to Lee Daniels’ ‘The Paperboy,’ which allegedly contains a graphic scene of Nicole Kidman urinating on ‘High School Musical’ heartthrob Zac Efron.
‘The Lucky One’ marks the latest adaptation of a tale from the mind of famed romantic drama novelist Nicholas Sparks. The first of which was the Kevin Costner/Robin Wright story of tragic loss ‘Message in a Bottle’ and the most popular of which is the Ryan Gosling/Rachel McAdams tearjerker ‘The Notebook.’
We recently had the opportunity to speak with director Scott Hicks, who takes the helm on this latest endeavor, about working with stars Zac Efron (‘High School Musical’) and Taylor Schilling (televisions ‘Mercy’) in this next phase of their respective careers, the appeal of the Sparks flavor of romance and creating an authentic love story.