How To Stop Time is the first adult novel in four years by Matt Haig. It tells the story of Tom Hazard (Cumberbatch), a man who may look like an ordinary 41-year-old but, owing to an extremely rare condition, has been alive for centuries. It’s described as ‘a wildly imagined love story that spans centuries and continents and cements Haig’s reputation as one of the most original and exciting novelists of his generation.’
As well as starring, Cumberbatch will Executive Produce the movie through his SunnyMarch production company. The novel will hit shelves this summer, although it’s not clear when we might get to see the movie.