The production of We Live in Time was just announced in March 2023, but it’s already my entire personality. Not much is known about the “immersive love story” starring Andrew Garfield and Florence Pugh, but putting those two names together is enough to get most of the internet on board. The moment these two were paired up as Oscar presenters on March 12, viewers were practically begging for a rom-com.
Days later Hollywood producers delivered. On March 14, Deadline announced that Garfield and Pugh were “in negotiations” to star in We Live in Time, which was described as “a funny, deeply moving and immersive love story.” Well, based on photos from the set that made their way online in early April, negotiations are over. (Insert the “Oh, my God, it’s happening” gif from The Office here.)
Here’s everything we know about We Live in Time, starring Andrew Garfield and Florence Pugh.
Who is involved? On March 14, Deadline revealed that Garfield, 39, and Pugh, 27, were attached to the project from production companies StudioCanal and SunnyMarch. John Crowley, who worked with Garfield on the 2007 drama Boy A, is set to direct, with Wanderlust creator Nick Payne writing the script. Crowley is best known for his work on the award-winning film Brooklyn starring Saoirse Ronan.
Adam James is currently the only other actor listed on IMDB as a member of the cast, and Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch will serve as an executive producer.
What is We Live in Time about? Deadline reports that the plot is being kept “under wraps” but is “being described as a funny, deeply moving and immersive love story.” This is particularly exciting for fans of Garfield and Pugh, as neither British actor is known for particularly lighthearted roles (discounting Garfield’s The Amazing Spider-Man era).