Harrison Ford has signed on to join Blake Lively and Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn in “The Age of Adaline,” a romantic drama that is a co-production between Lionsgate, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Lakeshore Entertainment.
Principal photography will begin in March, with Lionsgate set to release the film in the U.S.
Story 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 but isolated worldwide journey, keeping her secret until she meets a man who forever alters her life.
The original screenplay was written by J. Mills Goodloe and Salvador Paskowitz, with revisions by Allison Burnett. The film will be produced by Sidney Kimmel, Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi. Jim Tauber and Eric Reid will executive produce.
“We are very excited to be working with Harrison Ford,” said Lakeshore president Lucchesi. “He’s one of the great actors of our time.”
“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-chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger.
Ford, who recently starred in “Ender’s Game” and “42,” will soon be seen in “The Expendables 3.” He’s also gearing up to reprise his role as Han Solo in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode VII.” He is represented by UTA.