If you’ve not had enough of the time-dabbling age-pausing hijinks of sci-fi epic Interstellar, then you might want to pay close attention to Lionsgate’s upcoming romantic drama. From filmmaker Lee Toland Krieger, The Age Of Adaline centres on Blake Lively as a young woman who is unable to age after a fateful accident, and thanks to Yahoo! Movies, we’ve got our first look in the shape of the above trailer.
Adopting a similar slant to The Curious Life Of Benjamin Button, the film picks up the story of Adaline Bowman following a near-fatal accident in the 1930s which renders her unable to age. As she watches her own daughter grow old before her eyes, she isolates herself from others. Her life-long journey sees the perpetual 29-year old severing ties in order to prevent painful goodbyes – until she finally falls in love. Crossing paths with Lively on the remarkable adventure are co-stars Harrison Ford, Kathy Baker, Ellen Burstyn and Michiel Husman.
The first preview presents the story in a brightly-lit world, that borrows heavily from Krieger’s previous works, Celeste And Jesse Forever and The Vicious Kind. Whereas they each explored the realism of relationships with snappy dialogue, Adaline wanders into the realms of the fantastical with its unique narrative device. It has all the elements required to recreate the success of other romantic fantasies like The Time Traveler’s Wife and The Lake House, but we’ll just have to wait until next spring to find out if it delivers.
The Age Of Adaline opens in cinemas on April 24th, 2015.
After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman) reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents (Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker) threatens to uncover the truth, Adaline makes a decision that will change her life forever.
Source: The Film Stage