Time travel is, well, a time-honored tradition in Hollywood with movies like Back to the Future, The Terminator, The Time Machine and the upcoming New Line film The Time Traveler's Wife, based on the bestselling novel by Audrey Niffenegger. The movie version of the novel was announced recently with screenwriter Jeremy Leven of The Notebook handling the adaptation duties, while Steven Frears (The Queen, Dirty Pretty Things) and director Robert Schwentke (Flightplan) are left to battle it out for helming duties. And now we can add some casting news to the mix as well.

According to TMZ (via Coming Soon), super-hot Rachel McAdams, star of Wedding Crashers, Red Eye and The Notebook, is in serious talks to star in the film as Clair, a beautiful art student who falls for Henry, a librarian with a problem: At random moments he disappears and travels through time to other parts of his life. Obviously, this causes a great deal of trouble for Henry and Clair as they struggle with children, jobs, friends and any semblance of a normal life. If she takes the role, this will mark McAdams' second go-round with screenwriter Leven after their work together on The Notebook.

No word yet on who will play time traveling Henry, but if producers are looking for any suggestions, I'll throw one out: How about casting McAdams' co-star from The NotebookRyan Gosling in the role? Although Gosling might be a little busy these days seeing as he's appearing in at least four new movies over the next year, including director David Michael's The Other Side and The Last Face for director Erin Dignam. Still, casting these two actors together worked pretty well for The Notebook and I'm sure the duo could do wonderful things with The Time Traveler's Wife too.

What do you think, is Gosling a good idea?

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