The BBC has released a first-look photo of Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness, Doctor Strange) in the up and coming show The Child in Time. Three new cast members have additionally joined, as indicated by Variety. Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire, Brave) will play “the estranged wife of Cumberbatch’s children’s author Stephen Lewis, who struggles to find purpose in life following the disappearance of his daughter two years earlier.” Stephen Campbell Moore (The Bank Job, Season of the Witch) and Saskia Reeves (Anna, A Christmas Carol) will play Lewis' best friends.
Stephen Butchard wrote the 90-minute drama about Stephen Lewis, a successful children’s book author whose daughter suddenly goes missing. Set two years after the girl’s disappearance, The Child In Time follows Lewis as he struggles to find purpose in his life without her. His wife Julie (Macdonald) has left him, and his best friends Charles (Campbell Moore) and Thelma (Reeves) have retired to the countryside, battling demons of their own. The film explores the dark territory of a marriage devastated, the loss of childhood, the fluidity of time, grief, hope and acceptance.
This is one of McEwan's major early works. It won the Whitbread Novel Award in 1987. One of Cumberbatch's first outstanding component parts was in the adjustment of McEwan's Atonement.
Footpath Empire alum Macdonald was as of late observed in Danny Boyle's T2 Trainspotting and next co-stars in Simon Curtis' Goodbye Christopher Robin. She's repped by ICM Partners and Independent Talent Group. The History Boys' Campbell Moore is likewise up next in Goodbye Christopher Robin and is repped by UTA and Gordon and French. Luther and Wolf Hall's Reeves is with Independent Talent Group.
Cumberbatch, David Boulter and Adam Ackland are official makers for SunnyMarch in the organization's first creation. Helen Gregory executive produces for Pinewood with Lucy Richer for the BBC, Rebecca Eaton for Masterpiece and Butchard. Julian Farino director and Grainne Marmion is producer. . Studiocanal, which obtained a stake in SunnyMarch last April, has dispersion rights.