(Yahoo!) - Julianne Hough is turning into quite the leading lady!

The 24-year-old, who was once best known as one of the pros on "Dancing With the Stars," dazzled in an ethereal Alberta Ferretti dress at the Hollywood premiere of her latest film, "Safe Haven." Hough donned the light gray, intricately beaded gown with Martin Katz jewels, a Judith Leiber clutch, and an elegant updo.

Although Ryan Seacrest's best gal has usually starred in movies that are heavy on dancing, such as "Footloose" and "Rock of Ages," her latest flick is focused on relationships. The romantic drama is penned by Nicholas Sparks, the man behind "The Notebook" and "Dear John," and directed by Lasse Hallstrom of "The Cider House Rules" and "Dear John." In it, Hough plays a woman haunted by a dark secret who moves to North Carolina and forms a bond with a widower, played by Josh Duhamel, who shows her to find strength in the power of love. Do you need a tissue already?


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