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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 24: Katherine Heigl attends the "One for the Money" premiere at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square on January 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)
With the S.S. Katherine Heigl taking on water at a terrifying pace, the actress has reached out for a lead life jacket.
Heigl will star in "Face Blind," as a shrink with a rare condition that renders her unable to recognize people, and finds herself the target of a stalker that she of course can't recognize, reported Deadline. The actress will also serve as producer, along with Trudie "Mrs. Sting" Styler and Celine Rattray of Maven Pictures.
If you're suffering from plot blindness, and can't quite place this one, Milla Jovovich starred in the 2011 thriller "Faces in the Crowd," as a woman with face blindness who escapes the clutches of a serial killer, but is helpless to recognize him when he comes back to finish the job. It opened Oct. 7 in Turkey, but never made it stateside.
Heigl's box office fortunes have been in a fairly steady decline since she achieved movie star status with "Knocked Up." Take a look at this handy chart of Heigl's B.O. in millions, starting with "Knocked Up" and going through to the opening weekend of "One for the Money," a film whose receipts were boosted by a Groupon deal:
It's not a pretty picture, is it? And that second up-tick doesn't really count, cuz "New Year's Eve" wasn't a "Katherine Heigl movie." Ever since Shonda Rhimes and Judd Apatow helped make her hugely famous, her career's been in free fall--maybe she should reconsider all the nasty things she said about them.