Universal Pictures has enlisted “You Can Count on Me” scribe-director Kenneth Lonergan to pen an adaptation of Jack Finney’s time-travel novel “Time and Again.”
Robert Redford has been developing the project since at least 1994. He remains attached to direct and produce.
U exec veep Ally Breckner will oversee the project for the studio.
Published in 1970, “Time and Again” follows a man who travels back to Gotham in 1882 as part of a mysterious government experiment, only to fall in love while he is there.
Lonergan, repped by the William Morris Agency, was Oscar-nominated for his original screenplay “You Can Count on Me.” He also co-created the story, with Peter Tolan, for “Analyze This” and received a screenwriter credit on the pic.
Screenwriting credits include “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle,” while as a playwright he has penned such works as “This Is Our Youth” and “Lobby Hero,” currently playing at Gotham’s John Houseman Theater.