Back in May it was announced that Katherine Heigl had signed on for a new project that was tentatively called Age of Adaline. It’s a fantasy film that takes the rules of life and logic and tosses it to the wind. According to Deadline, another actress has landed a part in the movie and it’s none other than legendary film, stage, and TV veteran Angela Lansbury.
According to the site, Lansbury will play the daughter of Heigl’s character. If that throws you for a loop, there is a method behind the madness. Heigl plays 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 she considers losing her immortality to be with. While she’s stuck in her late twenties, Lansbury will be her 80-something child who needs her help, because she can no longer take care of herself.
J Mills Goodloe and Sal Paskowitz have written the script, which has been receiving rewrites from Allison Burnett. The film is slated to begin production in April and Summit Entertainment will distribute.
What do you think of the premise of Adaline? Are you surprised that Lansbury took on this role?