Katherine Heigl to star in 'Age of Adaline'
THR EXCLUSIVEKatherine Heigl will get to live every movie star's dream of never growing old in "The Age of Adaline," an epic love story that Lakeshore Entertainment and Sidney Kimmel will co-finance and co-produce.
Mills Goodloe and Sal Paskowitz wrote the script, centering on a young woman, born at the turn of 20th century, who is rendered ageless after an accident. After years of a solitary life, she meets a man who might be worth losing her immortality.
Steve Golin's Anonymous Content and SKE developed the project before partnering with Lakeshore. Producing will be Steve Golin and Alix Madigan of Anonymous Content, Sidney Kimmel and Lakeshore's Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi. Executive producers are Heigl, Nancy Heigl and Jim Tauber.
An October start date is planned, and producers are out to directors and talent, including actors for the male lead.
"Adaline" marks the third project SKE and Lakeshore are partnering on and the second involving Heigl. The companies are producing and financing the upcoming Heigl starrer "One for the Money," which Lionsgate will distribute, and "Lincoln Lawyer," starring Matthew McConaughey. Lakeshore and Heigl, repped by Paradigm and Abishag, also teamed on 2009's "The Ugly Truth."
"We're on a roll with Tom and Gary at Lakeshore," Kimmel said. "This is a project Anonymous brought to us and we brought to Lakeshore, and it just clicked."
Said Rosenberg: "We're moving very quickly on this one. We hope to have all the pieces in place in a short time."
Heigl next stars opposite Ashton Kutcher in "Killers," which Lionsgate opens June 4, and recently wrapped the dramedy "Life as We Know It" for Gold Circle and Warner Bros.