Casting Announced For Ian McEwan’s The Child In Time

Casting details have been revealed as filming begins for feature length drama The Child In Time, adapted by Stephen Butchard (The Last Kingdom) from Ian McEwan’s novel about love, loss and the power of things unseen.

Set two years after his daughter went missing, The Child In Time follows Stephen Lewis (Benedict Cumberbatch), a children’s author, as he struggles to find purpose in his life without her.

His wife Julie (Kelly Macdonald) has left him and his best friends Charles (Stephen Campbell Moore) and Thelma (Saskia Reeves) have retired to the countryside, battling demons of their own.

With tenderness and insight, the film explores the dark territory of a marriage devastated, the loss of childhood, the fluidity of time, grief, hope and acceptance.

The Child In Time will air on BBC One in the UK, and as part of the Masterpiece strand on PBS in the USA. Julian Farino (Entourage) directs.