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Rose Leslie and Theo James to Star in ‘Time Traveler’s Wife’ for HBO


The casting brings Leslie back to the cabaret after her turn in ‘Game of Thrones‘.
HBO is focusing on The Time Traveler’s Wife. Premium Caber has tapped Game of Thrones favorites Rose Leslie and Theo James (Divergent) in an adaptation from Steven Moffat.

Raised for the series in mid-2018, the play – currently in preproduction – is based on Audrey Niffenegger’s novel

and is described as an intricate and magical love story based on Clare (Leslie) and Henry (James) tells the story, and a marriage with a problem … time travel.

Here’s how HBO describes Claire: is an avid, shrewd, and invincible – and for the majority of her life, she was an amazing mystery. Since she was 6 years old, she had a fictional friend: a kind and funny man, sometimes old, sometimes young, who appears in the woods behind her house and tells her stories of the future. The mysterious Henry visits are bright spots in his childhood story. As the years pass, and she develops into a beautiful young woman, she realizes that her friend is not imaginary – she is a time traveler, traveling from the future.


And he is not from an old future – he is from his future. Clair literally dates with fate. One day she was going to meet a young man named Henry DeTemble – whom she knew very well, but who did not recognize her at all – and she would become his wife at the time. James Henry Deitumble has been a time traveler since he was 8. It is not a superpower, it is a condition – he cannot help it.

Sometimes, when Henry is stressed or anxious – and sometimes without reason – he loses his grip on the present moment and becomes naked in the past or future. One minute he was having breakfast, the next he is naked in 1973 in a hometown. He may be stuck there for minutes or months, he never knows. His life is a rollercoaster of constant danger and white-knuckle survival. Until one day he meets a beautiful redhead at the library where he works.


Her name is Claire Abshire and although she had never seen him before, she claims to have known him for a lifetime. In the end, his curse has given him something good – and Claire and Henry are about to have the time of their lives.


The play, which landed on the premium cabler after the multiple-outlet bidding war, is being adapted by Moffat (Sherlock, Doctor Who). Moffat will pen the screenplay and collaborate with Sue Vertue and Brian Minchin. This series is from Warner Bros.

Television and Hartswood Films, serving as a later production company run jointly by Moffat and his TV-producing wife, Vertue. The Time Traveler’s Wife was first adapted for the big screen in 2009 alongside stars Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams and directed by Robert Schwentke. A division of Warner Bros. produced the new line, releases, and retained property rights.

The wife of the big-screen time traveler raised more than $ 100 million worldwide on a $ 39 million budget.


In addition to Game of Thrones, Leslie’s credits include Paramount + The Good Fight. He was remade by Hamilton Hodel in the U.K., UTA, and Peikoff Mahan. James, whose credits include Divergent Franchise, How It Ends, Castlevania, and Golden Boy. That UTA, U.K. K is remodeled by Markham Froggt and Sloan Offer.

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