Lionsgate, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Lakeshore Entertainment have cast Harrison Ford in the upcoming romantic drama The Age of Adaline. Ford joins previously announced stars Blake Lively and Academy Award-winner Ellen Burstyn. Principal photography will begin in March with Lionsgate set to release the film in the US.

Here's what Lionsgate president Gary Lucchesi had to say about the casting in a statement.

"We are very excited to be working with Harrison Ford. He's one of the great actors of our time, and will be perfect for the role of William in The Age of Adaline."

The original screenplay was written by J. Mills Goodloe and Salvador Paskowitz, with revisions by Allison Burnett, and will be directed by Lee Toland Krieger. The Age of Adaline will be produced by Sidney Kimmel, Tom Rosenberg, and Gary Lucchesi. Jim Tauber and Eric Reid will executive produce.

Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Robert Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger.

"We are absolutely thrilled to have such a talented superstar as Harrison Ford join this project and can't wait for production to get underway."

The Age of Adaline follows the miraculous life of 29-year old Adaline, who stops aging after recovering from a near-fatal accident. Over the course of the 20th century she embarks on an epic, but isolated worldwide journey, keeping her secret, until she meets a man who forever alters her life.

Ford recently starred in Ender's Game and 42. He is represented by UTA.