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It's About Time for Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams is in talks to play the lead role in Richard Curtis' new romantic comedy About Time.

British rom-com pro Curtis - who wrote and directed ensemble film Love Actually and also wrote Four Weddings, Notting Hill and the script for Bridget Jones' Diary - penned and will direct the film about a man who is able to travel back in time, and who eventually meets the woman of his dreams.

Harry Potter star Domhnall Gleeson, son of actor Brendan Gleeson, has signed up to star and Rachel is in talks to play his leading lady, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

New Girl's Zooey Deschanel had previously been in talks for the role.

Love Actually's Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie, Lydia Wilson and Vanessa Kirby are also set to co-star.

Rachel - who is dating Welsh actor Michael Sheen - most recently appeared in love story The Vow, opposite Channing Tatum.

She is also signed up to star opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman in terrorism thriller Most Wanted Man, based on the novel by John le Carre and directed by The American's Anton Corbijn. That project is currently scheduled to start filming in September.

The Notebook star will next appear in Terrence Malick's untitled latest project, whose all-star cast also includes boyfriend Michael, Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem and Rachel Weisz.

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