About-Time-PosterThe first trailer for Richard Curtis’ About Time debuted first thing this morning, and it gave us an absolutely brilliant first look at the upcoming romantic comedy, coming from arguably one of the greatest, and certainly most widely-seen, British filmmakers of all time.

Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams take the lead for Curtis this time around. And following on brilliantly from the first UK comes the first US trailer via Yahoo Movies, along with the film’s first poster.

At the age of 21, Tim is told an incredible family secret by his father: all the men in his family have the ability to relive their past. He can revisit any moment in his life to try things differently until he gets them perfectly right.

He decides to use his special new gift to win the heart of the beautiful Mary, but finds that the course of true love can be hilariously difficult — even with the ability to try, try and try again. And even when everything seems to be going well, an unfortunate twist in time means that he never met Mary at all… While his unique gift might just help him find true love, Tim discovers that it can’t save him from the ups and downs that life brings to everyone. In the end, he finds that making the most of love and life will mean giving up the past and living for the moment.

About Time is a comedy about love and time travel, which discovers that, in the end, making the most of life may not need time travel at all.

McAdams (Sherlock Holmes) and Gleeson (Anna Karenina) are joined by a great cast, led by Bill Nighy (Love Actually), Tom Hollander (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End), Margot Robbie (Pan Am), Lydia Wilson (Never Let Me Go), and Lindsay Duncan (Alice in Wonderland).

Curtis (Love Actually, The Boat That Rocked) is directing from his own script. And after seeing these brilliant first trailers, my excitement for Curtis’ third directorial feature is that much higher. I have a feeling this will be one of my favourite films of the year.

About Time will be released in the UK on 6th September, with its US release date set to begin with a limited run from November 1st, before opening wide on November 8th. For now, here’s the brilliant new trailer to get you in the mood, along with the film’s first poster.