Rachel-McAdams-and-Domhnall-Gleeson-in-About-TimeHaving directed two of the greatest British films of all time, and written many of the rest, Richard Curtis is making a very welcome return behind the camera this year with About Time.

Led by Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson, the film is another romantic comedy/drama from Curtis, with an added element of sci-fi. And that is definitely something to get excited about.

We’ve only seen a handful of things surface from the film so far. But with its September UK release very much on the horizon, this brilliant first trailer has finally arrived online.

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 Tom Hollander (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End), Bill Nighy (Love Actually), Margot Robbie (Pan Am), Lydia Wilson (Never Let Me Go), and Lindsay Duncan (Alice in Wonderland).

Curtis (Love Actually, The Boat That Rocked) is once more directing from his own script, and we can’t wait to see what the writer-director has in store for us next.

About Time is set to be released in the UK on 6th September, with its US release date set to begin with a limited engagement on November 1st, before opening wide the following week on November 8th.

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