Now that she's free of hospital surgery and the tedium of 17-hour days, Katherine Heigl wants some immortality. But wait -- it's not the kind that requires you to drink blood, eat flesh, or spend the rest of eternity as a high school student. The Hollywood Reporter posts that Heigl will stave off age in Lakeshore Entertainment's new romance The Age of Adaline.

Written by Mills Goodloe and Sal Paskowitz, the film will focus on a woman "born at the turn of the 20th century, who is rendered ageless after an accident. After years of a solitary life, she meets a man who might be worth losing her immortality." Unless there's some big plot point left to be shared, I'm not quite sure why it would be a big deal to give up your immortality when you've lived for 100 years in solitude. The disconnect is, however, fitting, given how Heigl is the actress who complained that Knocked Up was sexist, and then starred and produced The Ugly Truth.

As much as Heigl makes me want to scream in frustration, I'm hoping this at least reminds us of some of her dramatic chops. They're in there, even if they're buried deep beneath the surface when she works on all of her big-screen fluff fare.