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Gabriele Muccino being looked at to helm romance drama ADALINE

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
February 22nd, 2011

Despite losing its star, apparently the Lakeshore Entertainment-backed ADALINE has found a bit of momentum moving forward.

With the last bit of news coming out of this film’s camp revolving around the fact that then-star Katherine Heigl left the thriller, Variety has revealed that the project is nearly set to have a new helmer.

The outlet is reporting that SEVEN POUNDS director Gabriele Muccino is being looked at to direct the film, which is penned by the trio of J. Mills Goodloe, Salvador Paskowitz, and Allison Burnett. The film follows a woman who loses the ability to age after a freak accident. She then falls for a man who she wishes to give up her immortality to be with. 

Originally set up as a project for HITCH director Andy Tennant, the film has apparently seen a shift of tone, as Muccino is a much different filmmaker. The cast remains empty, so while the addition of Muccino is definitely an interesting, if not all that exciting, bit of news, the jury is still very much out with regards to this film. I haven’t been the biggest fan of his previous films, including THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS, but it does have an interesting premise, so hopefully this one can prove me wrong.

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