New Line has set Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams for The Time Traveler’s Wife, the Robert Schwentke-directed adaptation of the bestselling Audrey Niffenegger novel.
McAdams has long flirted with the project, about a Chicago librarian with a genetic disorder that causes him to time-travel when he is under duress. Though his disorder causes him to vanish for long periods, he tries to build a life with the woman he loves. She’s a young heiress struggling with the arrangement.
The film is produced by Plan B’s Brad Pitt, Nick Wechsler and Dede Gardner. Jeremy Leven originally adapted it with Bruce Joel Rubin rewriting.
Variety says that shooting starts in August.