Due out in the spring next year, Richard Curtis’ About Time is by far one of the most promising films coming our way in 2013.

We heard earlier in the year that Rachel McAdams had signed on for the female lead, opposite Domhnall Gleeson, and now we’ve been sent the wonderful first-look image of the two sharing a moment in the rain.

“The night after another unsatisfactory New Year’s party, 21-year old Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can time travel! Tim won’t be able to change history, but he can change what happens in his own life. He decides to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, dating via time travel is as tricky as it sounds…”

McAdams (Sherlock Holmes) and Gleeson (Anna Karenina) top an excellent cast, joined 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).

The Oscar-nominated Curtis made one of the most memorable directorial debuts in recent memory with Love Actually in 2003, and followed it on with the brilliant success, The Boat that Rocked. Naturally, we can’t wait to see what he brings us next, and with McAdams and Gleeson at the lead, this should be spectacular.

About Time will be released in the UK on 22nd March, 2013. In the US, it will arrive a little later on 10th May, but given Curtis’ past performance, you know it’s going to be well worth the wait. In the meantime, here’s our excellent first image from the film, which you can click through to enlarge.