While to most of us he will be forever be remembered as the charming 'workaphobe' Peter Gibbons in Office Space, Ron Livingston has played a variety of roles over the years. Even though his latest attempt at TV stardom did not work out as planned, there is still plenty of work for him in the movies. The Hollywood Reporterannounced that Livingston will join Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana in The Time Traveler's Wife. The novel, by Audrey Niffenegger, is an unconventional love story about a librarian with an uncontrollable disorder that causes him to travel spontaneously through time. Bana will play the time-traveling librarian and McAdams will play his long-suffering wife. As is the case with most of Livingston's film roles, he will be playing best friend and sidekick to Bana's "dashing librarian."

New Line has signed Robert Schwentke (Flightplan) to direct The Time Traveler's Wife, and the script has been adapted by Jeremy Leven and Bruce Joel Rubin. Rubin was responsible for writing Ghost, one of the highest-grossing romance films of all time. New Line is probably hoping to recreate a little of that magic for this romantic flick. Monika Bartyzel let us know about some rewrites that took place back in January, which usually is not an encouraging sign. But as Monika pointed out, the project has been in development since 2003, so rewrites are probably par for the course by now. Plus, fans of the novel are likely relieved to know that the studio isn't rushing to adapt the challenging novel -- between jumping timelines, characters and events, it could not have been an easy script to write. It looks like the wrinkles have finally been worked out, and the production is ready to start shooting in Toronto this September.
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