Katherine Heigl Considering Starring in Gabaldon's 'Outlander'
One news story from 2008 that still gets new comments today was about an adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's popular "Outlander" series of fantasy novels. Fans have been discussing casting and movie possibilities for years, but this one of the first times we've actually heard it mentioned since then. In a recent interview with the NY Times (via The Playlist) actress Katherine Heigl drops a little hint that she might be starring in the Outlander movie. "Scotland? 2012? What do you think?" she inquired after the Times said that "Heigl will then turn toward sharply dramatic work, starring as a Scottish heroine in an adaptation of Outlander."
As a recap for anyone who doesn't know, Outlander, the first in a six novel series, starts in 1945 and follows Claire Randall, an English nurse who while on honeymoon in Scotland is transported back in time to 1743 where she ends up in a series of adventures and romance. It's a very popular series, with a lot of fans, that's "filled with adventure, religion, and human conscience." They already have a writer, Randall Wallace, but no director, and Essential Pictures is apparently casting, too. I'm honestly not keen on seeing Heigl in an epic romantic adventure, but maybe if they actually find a good director it could turn still out great. This is not confirmation that Heigl has the role, but it is at least a tiny amount of forward progress in this adaptation.