Katherine Heigl Drops Adaline

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Katherine Heigl has canceled plans to star in the upcoming Adaline, reports Deadline, though the film will still move forward with another actress in the lead.

A sci-fi/fantasy from director Andy Tennant (Hitch), Adaline would have featured Heigl as a woman who, after an accident, loses the ability to age. After spending much of her life alone, she eventually meets a man whose love could cause her to lose her immortality.

Despite Heigl’s departure, the film still plans to shoot in mid-March with a search already underway for the actress’ replacement.

Angela Lansbury is also attached to the film, said to be playing the lead character’s daughter.