Schwartz (Golda's Balcony, Jane Eyre) will direct a cast including Andrew Samonsky (South Pacific) and Mara Davi (The Drowsy Chaperone) in the central roles of Richard and Elise, respectively. The tale centers on a Chicago playwright (Samonsky) who uses hypnosis to travel back in time to meet an actress (Davi) depicted in a portrait in his hotel.
"I've been working on Somewhere in Time for a few years now, and I'm so excited to have finally assembled such a wonderful team of artists for this beloved property," Davenport said in a statement. "Like the story's lead character, we're about to embark on a wonderful journey. And I can't wait to see where it takes us."
A 2009 report of the property had Canadian composer Leslie Arden attached, with Stafford Arrima (Carrie, Alter Boyz) at the helm. Davenport was also credited as co-book writer at that time.