Blake Lively Will Star In The Age Of AdalineBy: Tobias Roth - October 17, 2013
Blake Lively has landed her first film role since her marriage to fellow actor and superstar Ryan Reynolds. The actress is ready to get her career back on track, after being halted because of her recent marriage. She and her husband Reynolds tied the knot just over a year ago.
It was recently announced that she will have the starring role in a new film called The Age of Adaline, after Katherine Heigl dropped out. Heigl dropped out for unknown reasons, after it was first reported that she was fired.
Lively will star opposite Ellen Burstyn in the upcoming romantic drama. She will play a beautiful woman who was born at the turn of the 20th century, and stops aging after a near-death accident. She then goes on a worldwide adventure throughout the century without revealing her big secret, until meeting a man who conveniently disrupts who she is.
Before this film, Blake Lively had enjoyed great success on the television show Gossip Girl, which ran from 2007-2012. She has also appeared in a handful of comedy films, in addition to The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants films.
There is no word yet on who will play the leading man who is able to change her character. However, Burstyn’s character will be very interesting, as she will play Lively’s daughter, who has aged into her 80s, while Lively’s character has remained at the age of 29. The role was originally set for Angela Lansbury.
The director of the film will be Lee Toland Kreiger, who previously directed the indie films The Vicious Kind and Celeste And Jesse Forever. It will be presented by Lionsgate Films.
Blake Lively, at age 26, has been very successful already, with her hit television show earning her a People’s Choice Award nomination for Favorite TV Drama Actress in 2010, 2011, and 2012. She was also nominated as part of the ensemble cast in The Town, directed by Ben Affleck. Her most recent film was the 2012 drama Savages, from director Oliver Stone.
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