Kelly Macdonald (“Boardwalk Empire”), Stephen Campbell Moore (“The Bank Job”) and Saskia Reeves (“Anna”) have joined the cast of the upcoming telemovie adaptation of Ian McEwan’s award-winning 1987 novel “The Child in Time” for The BBC.
The story follows successful children’s book author Stephen Lewis (Benedict Cumberbatch”) who, on a routine Saturday morning while on a trip to the supermarket, gets distracted. Within moments, his daughter is kidnapped and his life is forever changed. Two years on his bereavement has impacted his relationship with his wife (Macdonald), his psyche, and time itself.
Moore and Reeves will play Lewis’ best friends. Julian Farino is helming the project which Stephen Butchard has adapted. Cumberbatch’s SunnyMarch TV label is producing.