Zooey Deschanel Demands Her Own Indie Time Travel Comedy

March 29, 2012


Furious that another raven-haired, hipster/geek-beloved comic actress is out there time traveling with her New Girl co-star, Zooey Deschanel has moved quickly to ensure she too will have a future involving history-changing dramedy. Because if anyone is going to fraudulently spread quirky homemade fossils of adorkability throughout time, it's obviously going to be her.

The actress is in talks to join Working Title's About Time, an indie dramedy that also somehow manages to work some time travel into all that drama and comedy. She would star opposite Domhnall Gleeson, best known as Harry Potter's Bill Weasley, who would play a young man with the inherited ability to time travel, which he uses "to change situations for the better." Richard Curtis--director of Love, Actually and writer of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, and Bridget Jones's Diary--will direct from his own script, practically guaranteeing all sorts of forcefully ador[k]able moments for Deschanel, Hugh Grant's conspicuous absence notwithstanding. So she can loosen up on the neck of the ukelele she was pretending was Aubrey Plaza.

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