Rachel McAdams Thinking 'About Time' and Romance All Over Again
As anyone who has seen Love Actually can attest, British writer/director Richard Curtis knows how to make a good romantic comedy. His next film, About Time, will be another addition to the genre. It's being called "a fantastical feel-good movie" about a guy who has the ability to travel back in time and meets his dream girl. Could this be Safety Not Guaranteed meets Scott Pilgrim vs. The World? The casting was already looking pretty good as Zooey Deschanel was said to be up for the lead female part, but instead THR reports it will be romantic comedy stalwart Rachel McAdams who is now in negotiations to take the role.
Brendan Gleeson's son, Domhnall Gleeson, will play the male lead, and Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie, Lydia Wilson, and Vanessa Kirby will round out the cast. It was a lot of fun to watch McAdams, who has carved out a niche playing the "good girl" roles after Mean Girls, play a total bitch in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris last year, so it will be interesting to see just how dreamy she will be.
But the question remains as to whether it be a more grounded performance, or if her character will be more of a construct like in Weird Science? Time will tell, but we know McAdams is familiar with stories like this one already since she starred alongside Eric Bana in 2009's The Time Traveler's Wife. With Richard Curtis both writing and directing and the time travel element front and center, I've got faith that About Time will be a romantic comedy that I'll actually want to see when it comes out. Production starts next month. Interested?