Categories How To Stop Time News

‘How To Stop Time’ new project

Benedict has been announced to star in fantasy drama ‘How To Stop Time’. The film is another book adaptation (not yet released) that Benedict has signed too. The book is about a man called Tom Hazard played by Benedict that has been alive for centuries due to an ‘extremely rare condition’. So the character changes identities to avoid detection and is currently working as a history teacher. The book is released for July this year, but no word on a director or script writer yet.

Sounds intriguing, right?

Source: Empire

Categories Melrose News

Melrose TV project

Benedict is set to star in and produce ‘Melrose’ for Showtime in a 5 part TV series. Benedict will be playing Patrick Melrose. The character is part of a 5 novel series by Edward St. Aubyn.

Hollywood Reporter say:

 The character is described as an aristocratic and outrageously funny playboy struggling with considerable parent issues.

Benedict’s company Sunnymarch will be taking the reigns on this and Benedict had this to say about the show:

“We are delighted to be part of this incredible series,” said Cumberbatch and Adam Ackland, who will produce under their SunnyMarch shingle. “We have been huge fans of these books for many years, and David Nicholls’ adaptations are extraordinary.”

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Categories News The Child In Time

The Child in Time

(This is a repost as the original was lost during the site move)

Empire reported that Benedict is starring in ‘The Child In Time’.  The main character is named Stephen Lewis who is an author of Children’s books. He is at the supermarket one day with his daughter, Katie and she goes missing.  Lewis turns to drink and his wife leaves him.  He becomes a recluse. The original novel is written by Ian McEwan and will be adapted to a 90 minute TV drama.

Benedict says:

I read the novel years ago and it stayed with me – profound, beautiful and very moving.