By Nicole Sperling
Updated July 20, 2010 at 07:05 PM EDT

Katherine Heigl’s upcoming film Adaline is inching closer to the big screen. Director Andy Tennant has been tapped to helm the epic romance. The film, centering on a beautiful woman who has been mysteriously rendered ageless for the past 100 years, is supposed to begin filming in early 2011. Tennant also directed Hitch and Sweet Home Alabama, among other films. The movie is being produced by Anonymous Content, Sidney Kimmel, and Lakeshore Entertainment.