Natalie Portman has been offered the lead role in indie romance “Adaline,” The Wrap reports. The Academy Award winner would replace Katherine Heigl who dropped out last fall in the role of a woman who was born at the turn of the 20th century and becomes unable to age beyond her 20′s after she is struck by lightning. After years of loneliness, she meets and falls for a man who may be worth giving up her immortality. No more details are known but the fact that the main character can choose to bypass immortality for love make it sound like a fairy tale.
Angela Lansbury is also attached to the project as Portman’s daughter and Andy Tennant is supposedly still on-board to direct. The script was written by Mills Goodloe and Sal Paskowitz. Sidney Kimmel, Steve Golin and Alex Madison are producing for Lakeshore Entertainment.
Are you a fan of Natalie Portman? What do you think of this project?