Harrison Ford Joins 'Age of Adaline'

Harrison Ford
Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Harrison Ford greets an enthusiastic crowd at the TCL Chinese Theatre where he and fellow cast members attended the premiere of Gavin Hood’s Ender’s Game. The prolific actor plays Colonel Graff, the brutal antihero who pushes Ender to the brink, in the sci-fi feature. 

The veteran actor joins Blake Lively and Ellen Burstyn.

Harrison Ford has joined the cast of romantic drama The Age of Adaline. He'll star opposite Blake Lively and Ellen Burstyn, who were previously announced.

Lionsgate, Lakeshore Entertainment and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment are teaming on the project, with Lionsgate releasing the film in the U.S. Director Lee Toland Krieger starts shooting in March.

PHOTOS: Senior Superheroes: 19 Action Stars Kicking Butt Past 50

"We are very excited to be working with Harrison Ford," said Lakeshore president Gary Lucchesi. "He's one of the great actors of our time, and will be perfect for the role of William in The Age of Adaline."

The movie follows the miraculous life of 29-year old Adaline, who stops aging after recovering from a near-fatal accident. Over the course of the 20th century, she embarks on an epic journey, keeping her secret, until she meets a man who forever alters her life.

J. Mills Goodloe and Salvador Paskowitz wrote the original screenplay, with revisions by Allison Burnett.  Producers are Sidney Kimmel, Lucchesi and Lakeshore's Tom Rosenberg. Jim Tauber and Eric Reid will executive produce.

"We are absolutely thrilled to have such a talented superstar as Harrison Ford join this project and can’t wait for production to get underway," said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairman Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger.

Ford recently starred in Ender's Game, likewise released by Lionsgate in the U.S. The actor is represented by UTA.