Benedict Cumberbatch and his SunnyMarch partners Adam Ackland and Adam Selves are teaming with StudioCanal to adapt Matt Haig’s forthcoming novel ‘How To Stop Time.’

‘Doctor Strange’ and ‘Sherlock’ star Cumberbatch will headline, playing Tom Hazard, a man who may look like an ordinary 41-year-old but owing to an extremely rare condition, has been alive for centuries.

“We are delighted to be continuing our successful relationship with Matt Haig as well as build upon our long-running and dynamic partnership with SunnyMarch, Benedict Cumberbatch and Adam Ackland,” commented Studiocanal UK CEO Danny Perkins. “This compelling novel will make for a powerful film that falls in line with Studiocanal’s ongoing commitment to British talent, storytelling and production. We look forward to bringing it to audiences around the world.”

Cumberbatch will executive produce the adaptation with Jamie Byng of Canongate Books. StudioCanal will fully finance.