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

The casting delivers Leslie again to the cabler next her transform in ‘Game of Thrones.’

HBO’s choose on The Time Traveler’s Wife is coming into aim.

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

Picked up to collection in mid-2018, the drama — now in preproduction — is based on Audrey Niffenegger’s novel The Time Traveler’s Spouse and described as an intricate and magical like tale that tells the story of Clare (Leslie) and Henry (James), and a relationship with a issue…time vacation.

This is how HBO describes Claire: fiery, clever and unstoppable — and for most of her daily life she’s experienced an amazing top secret. Considering the fact that she was 6, she has had an imaginary friend: a type and humorous gentleman, from time to time outdated, occasionally younger, who seems in the woods at the rear of her property and tells her tales of the potential. Visits from the mysterious Henry are the shiny places in the tedium of her childhood. As the years pass, and she grows into a wonderful younger lady, she begins to notice her mate is not imaginary — he’s a time traveler, browsing from the potential. And he’s not just from any previous foreseeable future — he’s from her future. Clare has a literal day with destiny. Just one day she’s going to meet a youthful gentleman named Henry DeTamble — whom she’ll know pretty very well but who won’t realize her at all — and she will come to be the time traveler’s spouse.

James’ Henry DeTamble has been a time traveler due to the fact he was 8. It’s not a superpower, it is a affliction — he cannot assist it. In some cases, when Henry is pressured or worried — and from time to time for no purpose at all — he loses his grip on the existing second and falls bare into the earlier or the future. A person minute he’s creating breakfast, the next he’s naked at a hoedown in 1973. He can be stuck there for minutes or months, he under no circumstances is familiar with. His life is a roller coaster of regular threat and white-knuckle survival. Till a single day he meets a wonderful redhead in the library in which he works. Her name is Clare Abshire and though he’s never ever found her in advance of, she claims to have known him all her lifetime. At last, his curse has presented him one thing superior — and Clare and Henry are about to have the time of their life.

The drama, which landed at the premium cabler right after a various-outlet bidding war, is remaining tailored by Moffat (Sherlock, Medical professional Who). Moffat will pen the script and exec produce together with Sue Vertue and Brian Minchin. The sequence hails from Warner Bros. Tv and Hartswood Films, the latter serving as the output organization jointly operate by Moffat and his Television-generating wife, Vertue.

The Time Traveler’s Spouse was formerly tailored for the large display 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 maintained rights to the residence. The huge-screen Time Traveler’s Wife grossed more than $100 million throughout the world on a spending plan of $39 million.

In addition to Recreation of Thrones, Leslie’s credits include Paramount+’s The Great Combat. She’s repped by Hamilton Hodell in the U.K., UTA and Peikoff Mahan. James’ credits include the Divergent franchise, How It Finishes, Castlevania and Golden Boy. He is repped by UTA, the U.K.’s Markham Froggatt and Sloane Present.