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Rachel McAdams Eyeing About Time Lead

WESTWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 06:  Actress Rachel McAdams arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows" at Regency Village Theatre on December 6, 2011 in Westwood, California.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/WireImage)

Love Actually director and Bridget Jones's Diary and Notting Hill screenwriter Richard Curtis (do those films alone designate him the patron saint of rom-coms? British ones at least?) is close to wooing Rachel McAdams as his About Time star, a role formerly considered by Zooey Deschanel. It's a fantasy-tinted film about a man who travels in time and meets his dream girl. Domhnall Gleeson, who played a Weasley in Harry Potter, is the male lead.

Photo: Jordan Strauss/WireImage