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Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams to Play the Time Traveler and His Wife


Well, now it's official: Rachel McAdams will play the title role in the film adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger's best-selling novel The Time Traveler's Wife, and Eric Bana will play her husband, the time traveler himself. The novel is about Henry and Claire, whose love withstands the fact that Henry sometimes leaps through time when he is stressed out.

I read this book — loved it — and find it difficult to imagine a film version, but with actors like these two, my fears have been allayed ... for now. I'm most apprehensive of how the time travel aspect itself will be handled, since there are so many ways to make that seem silly. The book was rather sophisticated about the whole thing, chalking up Henry's ability to a genetic disorder, not unlike Hiro's situation on "Heroes."

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ballerrina ballerrina 8 years
i am soooo emotionally invested in this book...i love rachel--i think she'd do well as clare <333
Kellylicious Kellylicious 8 years
I think that I'm the only one that didn't love this book. It was ok.
missfortune264 missfortune264 8 years
I looooooooved the book and am looking forward to seeing this movie... I always kinda envisioned somebody like Rachel for Claire so I'm already quite excited! Hopefully the adaption will be better than the da vinci code though. That was such a disappointment.
jules_from_ohio jules_from_ohio 8 years
I love this book! I am excited, but nervous, at the idea of the movie. I love Rachel McAdams though and Eric Bana, so maybe it will be really good!
amandasunly amandasunly 8 years
Kitty - wow another book that makes people cry? I cried so much during the Notebook - both book and movie. I rewatched the movie today - cried even more. Lol. Rachel McAdams goes for a lot of book-turned-movies, especially the tearjerker ones.
Stir-Fry-Kitty Stir-Fry-Kitty 8 years
Oh, God, this book made me cry and cry and cry and cry!
akosijen akosijen 8 years
omg i'm in LOVE with this book. i know a lot of people aren't excited about books turned into movies, but i'm really excited to see how this turns out. but definitely going to read it again before i watch.
amandasunly amandasunly 8 years
I need to read the book!
Classy-Amelia Classy-Amelia 8 years
I should read this book since soo many people have recommended it to me.
Lindsb Lindsb 8 years
Whooooooo. :love: Rachel.. she's been saying she only wants to do movies that really "mean something" for awhile now.. I wouldn't imagine she'd sign on if it wasn't going to be amazing.
swwonder swwonder 8 years
I have the book on a huge pile of books to read - I guess I'll have to move it to the top and read it before the film comes out.
Fancy04 Fancy04 8 years
The book was good. Now I am looking forward to the movie.
Oread Oread 8 years
I was waiting for them to cast/ confirm these roles... great choices, now I'm really looking forward to the movie, although, I too wonder how they'll adapt this.
blogsap blogsap 8 years
i LOVED THIS BOOK. I was really happy to hear about Rachel - she's been connected to this for a while, but I'm apprehensive w/ Bana. He was pretty good in Munich... I think I'm too emotionally invested in the book - I hope the movie does it justice!
lorioz lorioz 8 years
I just finished the book! I loved it! and I can't wait to see the movie! I think that they will do a great job in it!
krampalicious krampalicious 8 years
i read--and loved--this book, and i am sorely disappointed in the choice of actors. eric bana? for reals?!? *sigh*
JessNess JessNess 8 years
I have never read this book....it sounds interesting though
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