Rachel McAdams has boarded director Richard Curtis' time travel drama About Time.

The story centers on a man who eventually meets the girl of his dreams (Rachel McAdams) through his ability to travel back into time. Zooey Deschanel was previously cast as the dream girl role. No reason was given for her departure.

Domhnall Gleeson is playing the male lead, with Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander, Margot Elise Robbie, Lydia Wilson and Vanessa Kirby set to co-star.

Richard Curtis will direct from his own original screenplay. Production is scheduled to start next month in London.