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Katherine Heigl to get dramatic in 'The Age of Adaline'

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Image Credit: RD/Erik Kabik/Retna Ltd.After the high drama of her departure from Grey’s Anatomy, it seemed like Katherine Heigl made a decision to stick with comedy in her on-screen life. She’s starring in the action comedy Killers (out June 4) and the upcoming child-rearing rom-com Life as We Know It (slated for October), followed by the plum role of Stephanie Plum in an in-development adaptation of Janet Evanovich’s One for the Money — a potential franchise, since the series has 19 books.

But now The Hollywood Reporter says Heigl is set to star in an “epic love story” about woman who ceases to grow older, entitled The Age of Adaline (or, as it will undoubtedly be known in the EW office, Benjamina Button). Looks like a surefire hankie-drencher, what with all the potential storylines about Adaline’s friends growing old and dying while she’s cursed with immortally smooth skin and sag-resistant cleavage. (Oh, the agony!)

I have to admit, the movie sounds a little melodramatic for me, although I do think it’s a good idea for Heigl to get some heavier roles on her resume if she wants to earn some respect for her work. But what do you think, PopWatchers? Will you buy Heigl as a drama queen on-screen, or would you rather see her stick to fluffy fare?