The Lucky One - Nicholas Sparks, Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling

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PHOENIX -- Readers typically associate author Nicholas Sparks with romance. His books "Nights in Rodanthe," "A Walk to Remember," "The Last Song," and, of course, "The Notebook" have all been turned into movies.

His latest, "The Lucky One," is opening in theaters while still on the New York Times Best Seller List.

Directed by Scott Hicks, "The Lucky One" stars Zac Efron ("High School Musical," "17 Again") and Taylor Schilling ("Mercy," "Dark Matter," Atlas Shrugged: Part I").

Efron plays a Marine who served in Iraq. While there, he found a picture of a woman. Nudged by a friend from his unit , he comes to believe the picture was a lucky charm that kept him safe. Once home, he sets out to find the woman in the picture.

"The Lucky One" is rated PG-13.