I am so excited about this, I have to blog it right away.

The film adaptation of The Time Traveler’s Wife, one of my absolute all-time favorite books, has been cast!

Clare Abshire — Rachel McAdams

This had been rumored for quite some time. I’m glad. She looks quite a bit like how I imagined Clare, and I respect her talent. She better have red hair.

Henry DeTamble — Eric Bana

OH MY GOD!!!! I was really hoping for Billy Crudup, but could it be — COULD it be — that there’s somebody better?!?! He will be PERFECT as Henry! He’s an incredible actor, too. This makes me SO happy!!

FANTASTIC!!!!

Gomez (a.k.a. Jay Gomolinski) — Ron Livingston (rumored)

This is strange, but good.

Gomez is supposed to be a blonde guy with a pompadour. That is NOT Ron Livingston.

However, I cannot stand Ron Livingston, and it has nothing to do with him. He played Berger on Sex and the City, and I absolutely detested Berger. I wanted to kill off that character!! (It didn’t help that I dated a guy just like him — he would get snipey and rude when you did better than him at something, and he could be surprisingly MEAN and even downright cruel when he wanted to be.)

I don’t think other women hate Berger as much as I do, but if they do, the Sex and the City fan base is the same demographic as fans of The Time Traveler’s Wife. I already know that Ron Livingston can make himself seem like an arrogant prick once you get to know him, but surprisingly cool-seeming on the outside. That’s Berger. If Ron Livingston can bring that to Gomez, he would be PERFECTLY cast.

Except for the blonde pompadour.

Charisse — Jane McLean (attached)

I google imaged her and she’s definitely not Filipino, but Charisse’s ethnicity wasn’t an important part of the story. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if Charisse were largely cut out of the screenplay. She looks nice, and she’s British, apparently.

There are so many moments for which I cannot wait….

–When Henry finds out about the guy who assaulted Clare and she’s wearing the trench coat, big sunglasses and red lipstick, like she’s in an old movie. And then they go to kill him.

–When Henry and Clare have their first time. 🙂

–This is a terrible part, but when Henry has his first violent appearance and disappearance while the rest of them (including Henry from the present) are having dinner.

Awwwww, I am so excited for this!!!! ESPECIALLY Eric Bana! Oh, he is going to be PERFECT!! He has the perfect look: a rough yet attractive and very sexy librarian (but sexy in his own way), and he partied away his twenties and was a total asshole to women, so you have to be able to hate him, too. And then he meets Clare for his first time (and her thousandth time) and everything falls into place.

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