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

The casting provides Leslie back to the cabler subsequent her turn in ‘Game of Thrones.’

HBO’s acquire on The Time Traveler’s Spouse is coming into emphasis.

The high quality cabler has tapped Game of Thrones favourite Rose Leslie and Theo James (Divergent) to star in the adaptation from Steven Moffat.

Picked up to sequence in mid-2018, the drama — presently in preproduction — is dependent on Audrey Niffenegger’s novel The Time Traveler’s Spouse and described as an intricate and magical enjoy tale that tells the tale of Clare (Leslie) and Henry (James), and a marriage with a problem…time journey.

This is how HBO describes Claire: fiery, intelligent and unstoppable — and for most of her life she’s experienced an amazing secret. Because she was 6, she has experienced an imaginary buddy: a kind and amusing guy, often outdated, occasionally young, who appears in the woods behind her house and tells her tales of the long run. Visits from the mysterious Henry are the bright places in the tedium of her childhood. As the years pass, and she grows into a gorgeous youthful girl, she commences to recognize her buddy is not imaginary — he’s a time traveler, browsing from the future. And he’s not just from any previous long run — he’s from her future. Clare has a literal day with future. 1 working day she’s heading to meet a younger man referred to as Henry DeTamble — whom she’ll know really properly but who will not understand her at all — and she will become the time traveler’s wife.

James’ Henry DeTamble has been a time traveler given that he was 8. It is not a superpower, it is a condition — he simply cannot support it. In some cases, when Henry is stressed or worried — and sometimes for no explanation at all — he loses his grip on the latest minute and falls bare into the earlier or the foreseeable future. One particular minute he’s making breakfast, the subsequent he’s bare at a hoedown in 1973. He can be stuck there for minutes or months, he never is aware. His lifestyle is a roller coaster of constant hazard and white-knuckle survival. Until finally one particular day he fulfills a gorgeous redhead in the library where by he operates. Her name is Clare Abshire and however he’s under no circumstances witnessed her in advance of, she promises to have regarded him all her life. At last, his curse has supplied him something fantastic — and Clare and Henry are about to have the time of their life.

The drama, which landed at the quality cabler immediately after a multiple-outlet bidding war, is staying tailored by Moffat (Sherlock, Physician Who). Moffat will pen the script and exec generate alongside Sue Vertue and Brian Minchin. The sequence hails from Warner Bros. Tv and Hartswood Movies, the latter serving as the creation firm jointly operate by Moffat and his Tv set-generating spouse, Vertue.

The Time Traveler’s Wife was earlier tailored for the massive screen in 2009 with stars Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams, and directed by Robert Schwentke. New Line, a division of Warner Bros., created the launch and taken care of legal rights to the residence. The huge-screen Time Traveler’s Spouse grossed much more than $100 million globally on a price range of $39 million.

In addition to Match of Thrones, Leslie’s credits involve Paramount+’s The Excellent Battle. She’s repped by Hamilton Hodell in the U.K., UTA and Peikoff Mahan. James’ credits contain the Divergent franchise, How It Ends, Castlevania and Golden Boy. He is repped by UTA, the U.K.’s Markham Froggatt and Sloane Offer you.