The man who has earlier given us some of the most fantastic movies like ‘Doctor Strange’, ‘The Imitation Game’ and ‘Sherlock’; Benedict Cumberbatch is back in action with yet another marvelous drama called ‘The Child in Time’. The trailer of the drama was recently released and we can’t help but feel that this guy can turn any movie into gold with his commendable acting. However, what’s more interesting is that Cumberbatch is returning to the BBC with this heart-wrenching tale about a grieving father and his quest to find his missing three-year-old daughter.
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‘The Child in Time’ is said to be an adaptation of Ian McEwan’s 1987 novel, where Cumberbatch plays the role of Stephen Lewis who takes his daughter out for a stroll, only to be filled with anger and frustration later after he loses her under his watch. Later, he finds out that his daughter has been abducted and then together with his wife Julie (Kelly Macdonald), he tries to cope with the disappearance of their daughter. The intriguing 40-second trailer echoes nothing but sheer brilliance of the stellar star cast. It perfectly showcases the pain of losing someone you love, the grief and the troubles that cloud Stephen’s life. Cumberbatch will don the hat of a children’s book author.
The movie is being directed by Julian Farino and is being written by Stephen Butchard. It is being produced by PBS MASTERPIECE, Pinewood Studios and Cumberbatch’s own SunnyMarch TV and will be aired on BBC One and on MASTERPIECE on PBS. “Can time heal all wounds?” Well only time will tell when the drama is released.