“The Time Traveler’s Wife” trailer debuts

The trailer for the long, long overdue film adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger‘s The Time Traveler’s Wife has finally been released. Not only has the film been so long delayed I, for one, was beginning to think it’d never happen (it’s finally due in theaters August 14!), but it’s also the first leading role for Rachel McAdams in more than two years.

After her trifecta of hit roles in Mean Girls, The Notebook and Wedding Crashers, Rachel has been fairly under-the-radar for a star of her caliber, playing only smaller roles (such as in The Family Stone and this year’s State of Play).

Given the fact that The Time Traveler’s Wife, co-staring Eric Bana, has been so widely anticipated ever since Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston first bought the movie rights (yep, it’s been in the works that long), it’ll be interesting to see how things could change for Rachel.

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Then again, movies based on best-selling books could go either way — a total flop, or a smash hit. But, judging from the trailer, it seems pretty promising that it’ll be the tear-jerking summer blockbuster of a romance I’d expect. Hopefully, it’s not disappointing. But, with Rachel McAdams on the big screen, that’d be kind of hard, anyway.

Is the story or Rachel enough to make you want to see it? Have you read the book? (If not, you have some time. I recommend it!)