The Time Traveler’s Wife is a 2009 film based on Audrey Niffenegger’s 2003 novel of the same name. The film is directed by Robert Schwentke and stars Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams.
Filming began in September 2007, originally in anticipation of a fall 2008 release. The film’s release was postponed with initially no official explanation from the studio. McAdams later noted that the delay was due to reshoots that could not be completed until the season at their outdoor location matched previously filmed footage, and Bana had regrown his hair following his work on the 2009 film Star Trek. The film was released in theaters on August 14, 2009
Based on the premise of The Time Traveler’s Wife, a Chicago librarian (Bana) has a genetic disorder that causes him to time travel randomly. Though he often disappears from her life for long periods of time, he tries to build a romantic relationship with Clare Abshire, an artist (McAdams).