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Midnight in Paris star lands lead role opposite Domhnall Gleeson in Curtis's next film about a man who can time travel

Midnight in Paris star Rachel McAdams is set to feature once again in a time-shift romcom by signing up to play one of the lead roles in Richard Curtis's next film, About Time.

Produced by Curtis's regular collaborators, the British outfit Working Title, About Time has already secured Domhnall Gleeson (Never Let Me Go) as its male lead, and is described as a fantastical feel-good movie about a man and his ability to travel back in time" who "eventually meets the girl of his dreams".

McAdams replaces Zooey Deschanel, who had originally looked like the leading candidate for the role.

McAdams's acting career has revived quickly after a two-year "break" in 2006-7; the success of Midnight in Paris was quickly followed by another career shot in the arm, »

- Andrew Pulver

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