“About Time” director Richard Curtis talked to the Daily Mail about the movie. The article reveals more details on the plot of the movie and Curtis also praised Rachel for her performance.
Richard Curtis said he wanted a ‘different’ kind of leading man to lure his leading lady in his latest romantic comedy. He told me that when he was writing Four Weddings And A Funeral, he saw visions of John Gordon Sinclair, rather than Hugh Grant (who wasn’t picked until Curtis had seen 71 other actors).
He said he was heading more in the ‘lankier and quirkier direction’ when he cast Domhnall Gleeson to star opposite Rachel McAdams in his new film About Time, which deals with a young man who is told by his father (Bill Nighy) that the men in the family can time-travel.
Gleeson’s character searches through the ages for a girlfriend and keeps bumping into Mary, played by Rachel, who works for a publisher.
Curtis said as he gets older, he’s more interested in his comedies being about ‘love, marriage and family’.
He was full of praise for Rachel, who every time she did a scene was able to ‘epitomise the emotions’ instantly.
The movie is expected to release March 22, 2013 in the UK and May 10, 2013 in the US.