Gabriele Muccino To Direct “Adaline”

Gabriele Muccino (“Seven Pounds,” “The Pursuit of Happyness”) is said to be in the running to helm “Adaline” for Sidney Kimmel, Lakeshore and Summit Entertainment reports Variety.

The story follows a young woman killed and then revived in a freak accident that physiologically locks her into her late 20’s. After decades of living a solitary existence, she finally meets a man who might be worth losing her immortality over so they can grow old together. Mills Goodloe and Sal Paskowitz penned the screenplay.

The project was previously in development with Katherine Heigl attached to star and Andy Tennant to direct. Both left the project in recent months, throwing the planned April start date into flux. Steve Golin, Alix Madigan, Sidney Kimmel, Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi will produce.