Evening Standard is reporting that “About Time” will premiere during the Film4 Summer Screen Festival at Somerset House in London. The festival is held in August and tickets go on sale these friday. For more information go to the official website of the festival.
After blockbuster hits such as Notting Hill and Love Actually, Richard Curtis’s films took a more serious turn.
But now the master of romantic comedy has returned to his roots with a light-hearted film about time travel.
About Time, starring Bill Nighy, Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson, son of actor Brendan, tells the story of a 21-year-old who discovers he can travel in time and change his life and decides to try to get a girlfriend.
Curtis’s credits also include Black-adder, Mr Bean and The Vicar of Dibley and the screenplay for Bridget Jones’s Diary, but his recent projects, such as The Girl in the Cafe, set against the backdrop of a G8 summit, and Mary and Martha, about preventing malaria, have followed more serious themes.
Producer Tim Bevan today said there has been a gap in the romantic comedy market of the same “pedigree” as Love Actually, Notting Hill and Four Weddings And A Funeral.
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