Eric Bana's latest movie The Time Traveler's Wife is sci-fi romance -- a genre we haven't seen often since the days of Han and Leia or George and Lorraine. Bana's Henry DeTamble is a handsome librarian who travels through time; Rachel McAdams is Clare Abshire, the artist who falls in love with him.
Interesting trivia: according to IMDB, Bana shaved his head for his role as Nero in Star Trek just after finishing filming for The Time Traveler's Wife. However, TTTW required some reshoots and they had to push back the release date almost a year while Bana's hair grew back. Hello, people? Get a wig! No one's going to be looking at Bana's head anyway... because he apparently spends a good amount of the new movie in the nude. (The Terminator franchise firmly established that nudity in muscular men is necessary for time travel.)
However, Bana himself doesn't seem too obsessed with body image:
“Abs are for people with no friends,” he said. “I don’t do the ab thing. I’ve even had them once, actually, for a film, and they were always covered up. I just said to myself, ‘Well, I’ll just never do that again.’ That was a waste of time. There’s so much more to enjoy in life.”
The film will be released August 14 in the U.S., U.K., and Canada, with later release dates around the world. Plus, it includes minor roles for fan favorites Ron Livingston and Stephen Tobolowsky (Bing!).