Isabel Coixet has signed on to direct The Age of Adaline for Lakeshore Entertainment, Sydney Kimmel Entertainment, and Anonymous Content. The fantasy romance centers on a beautiful young woman born at the turn of the 20th century. She hasn’t aged in a hundred years following an unspecified accent, but “after years of a solitary life, she meets a man who might be worth losing her immortality.” Katherine Heigl was set to star, matched with Andy Tennant (The Bounty Hunter) as director. That would have been waste of a perfectly good premise, but THR says Heigl is no longer attached.
I know the Spaniard best as the director behind the touching drama My Life Without Me—I’d love to see Coixet reunite with Sarah Polley (the anti-Heigl) here. Of course Penelope Cruz, the star of Coixet’s Elegy, could also pull off Ageless Beauty. I mean, sorry to add to the hate, but I am excited by the possibilities now that Heigl is off the project.