Benedict Cumberbatch To Adapt Ian McEwan's

Carla Harmon
February 16, 2017

Apparently, Cumberbatch will star in The Child In Time, a 90-minute retelling of Ian McEwan's 1987 novel of the same name for BBC One and Masterpiece. According to the creators, Sherlock's story may progress over the years, giving hope to the fans that new seasons might come in distant future.

'I'm proud to be involved with both Pinewood Television and SunnyMarch TV's first television commission, and to welcome Benedict back again to BBC One'.

In "The Child in Time", Cumberbatch will play Stephen Lewis, a successful children's book author whose daughter goes missing. The film explore how Lewis' marriage is effected following the loss of child and the couple's diverging paths through grief.


"I read the novel years ago and it stayed with me - profound, attractive and very moving". I expect nothing less than greatness from The Child in Time. "Sherlock" actor will not only star in the said film but also serve as an executive producer.

'Only Ian McEwan could write about loss with such telling honesty'.

"I'm thrilled to have my novel in the hands of such a high level creative team", said McEwan. I have fond memories of Benedict playing a brilliant and key part in the movie adaptation of Atonement.


One of the things that may be the most wonderful of all about Benedict Cumberbatch is that he is truly a man who looks for work based on the art of it all as opposed to whatever is going to make the most money.

Cumberbatch said, "I'm honoured to hear that my portrayal of Sherlock has been internationally recognised as viewers' favourite BBC TV character", reports the Mirror.


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