Trivia / The Time Traveler's Wife

  • What Could Have Been: The film was originally going to star Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt, who bought the filming rights to Niffenegger's novel before it was released to the public. However, the real life dissolution of their marriage (and subsequent legal settlement) scrapped the plan. Gus van Sant, director of Milk, and Good Will Hunting, was also originally tied to the film.
  • Whole Plot Reference: Steven Moffat partly based his award-winning Doctor Who episode "The Girl In The Fireplace" on this novel. Later on, his character River Song is based in part on Clare. The museum scene in the season 5 finale is also very familiar.