Benedict Cumberbatch will re-team with BBC One and Masterpiece for a new telemovie adaptation of “Atonement” author Ian McEwan’s award-winning 1987 novel “The Child In Time”.
Cumberbatch will play Stephen Lewis, a successful children’s book author whose daughter suddenly goes missing in the lyrical and heartbreaking exploration of love, loss and the power of things unseen.
The film will explore the dark territory of a marriage devastated by the loss of a child. Her absence sets Stephen and his wife on diverging paths as both struggle with an all-consuming grief.
Cumberbatch will also executive produce the Stephen Butchard-penned adaptation through Pinewood Television and Cumberbatch’s own SunnyMarch TV label. Julian Farino will direct the project.
Cumberbatch is currently shooting “The Current War” and reprises his role as Dr. Stephen Strange for the “Avengers: Infinity War” shoot which run for much of this year.