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Friday, August 15, 2014

Blake Lively Has Apparently Found the Secret to Eternal Youth in an Upcoming Romantic Film



UPDATE: The release date for THE AGE OF ADALINE has been changed to Apil 25, 2015.

But get this: it's apparently a bad thing. While most Hollywood starlets are desperately trying to hold on to their youth by any means possible, it appears that Blake Lively is plagued by a condition that halts her age in a new movie titled THE AGE OF ADALINE. Set in the 20th century, the movie also stars Harrison Ford, Kathy Baker and Ellen Burstyn. Here's a little more about it:

Adaline (Blake Lively) ceases to age following an accident one icy night, but keeps her condition a closely-guarded secret while embarking on a number of incredible adventures throughout the 20th Century.

After years of a solitary life, she finds the love and courage that enable her to fully begin living.

I have to admit, I have a soft spot for Lively (mostly because of her awesome red carpet style). But I don't know about this film, and her playing this part. The character seems better fit for a more experienced actress, someone who may be able to portray the nuances, and the premise--especially that overly neat last sentence in the synopsis--seems super generic. But I'm sure there will be someone who will try to compare this to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, but I'm not sure if this story is as rich.  

Lee Toland Krieger, who did the awesome Celeste & Jesse Forever, directed  THE AGE OF ADALINE that is currently in post-production. Which certainly piques my interest, so I'll have to keep this on my radar when it hits theaters January 23rd. 

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