Academy Award winning 12 Years a Slave scribe John Ridley graduates to the director’s chair for his forthcoming adaptation of Robert Silverberg’s short story Needle in a Timestack, and Lionsgate have released a poster, images and synopsis ahead of its October release.
Starring Cynthia Erivo (Bad Times at the El Royale) Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton), Orlando Bloom (The Lord of the Rings), and Freida Pinto (Guerilla), Needle in a Timestack uses the complicated time-travel narrative device and melds it with the twists and turns of a complicated relationship drama. No wonder then that according to Silverberg it went through “more than a year of editing and re-editing after it was filmed”. The official synopsis reads:
If love is in the form of a circle, what lines would you cross to be with your soulmate? In this gripping, near-future love story directed by Oscar® winner John Ridley, Nick and Janine (Oscar® nominees Leslie Odom, Jr. and Cynthia Erivo) live in marital bliss, until Janine’s ex-husband (Orlando Bloom) warps time to try to tear them apart using Nick’s college girlfriend (Frieda Pinto). As Nick’s memories and reality disappear, he must decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in order to hold onto — or let go of — everything he loves. Can love endure in a future where time is fluid, and all of life may be just an illusion?
Needle in a Timestack is set to premiere on digital, VOD, and in limited theaters on October 15th.