Filming for The Child In Time has begun, with Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire, Trainspotting), Stephen Campbell Moore (The History Boys, The Go-Between) and Saskia Reeves (Luther, Shetland) joining Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Parade's End) in Stephen Butchard's adaptation of Ian McEwan's award-winning novel.
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.
David Boulter and Adam Ackland, Executive Producers for SunnyMarch TV, said:
"We are thrilled such an array of talent have joined Benedict to create The Child In Time, our very first SunnyMarch production."
Helen Gregory, Executive Producer for Pinewood Television, said:
"I'm so delighted to have such a talented cast join Benedict, Julian and the team and I’m very much looking forward to seeing them bring Stephen’s script to screen."
The Child In Time is produced by Pinewood Television and SunnyMarch TV and co-produced by MASTERPIECE for BBC One.
Julian Farino is Director and Grainne Marmion is Producer.
Executive Producers are Helen Gregory for Pinewood Television, Benedict Cumberbatch, Adam Ackland and David Boulter for SunnyMarch TV, Lucy Richer for the BBC, Rebecca Eaton for MASTERPIECE and Stephen Butchard.