April is just around the corner and that means there are a bunch of highly anticipated movies on deck. “Fast 7,” “Ex Machina” and, of course, “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” One film that you should really pay attention to, however, is “The Age of Adaline.”
Directed by Lee Toland Krieger (“Celeste and Jesse Forever”), “Adaline” is an original story about a woman (Blake Lively) who magically or accidentally stops aging after a major car accident. As the years pass she sees her friends and family get old and die as she continues to somehow enjoy immorality. Can she truly continue “living” this way?
The movie's trailer does a superb job of teasing how the film recreates a 100 years of our heroine's life thanks to some amazing costumes by Oscar winner Angus Straithe (“Moulin Rouge!”), a beautiful score by composer Rob Simonsen (“Foxcatcher,” “The Spectacular Now”) and some impressive cinematography by relative newcomer David Lanzenberg. And how about that cast? An noteworthy ensemble including Harrison Ford, Ellen Burstyn, Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew (“Silicon Valley”) and “Game of Thrones'” Michiel Huisman.
Lively was particularly good in her last film, 2012's “Savages,” but could “Adaline” be her true cinematic breakout? Something to ponder while you gaze on the final poster for the movie Lionsgate has provided exclusively to HitFix.
While you're at it, check out Adaline's life throughout the century in the brand new official website, here.
“The Age of Adaline” opens nationwide on April 24.