Ewan McGregor Starring In Christopher Robin

Ewan McGregor

by James White |
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As it continues to find new spins (or similar spins, but with live-action/CG effects) on its cartoon catalogue, Disney has been planning to mine the Winnie The Pooh stories for a while... but with a twist. The focus of the film will be Christopher Robin, and Ewan McGregor is in talks to play him.

Named for the character, the movie sounds a little like Hook crossed with Paddington, following what happens when a grown Christopher Robin leaves behind the imaginative adventures and focuses on his adult life. But when his job starts to overwhelm his family commitments, he is suddenly visited by Pooh, who needs help finding his friends. Our hero has to figure out how to handle the two sides of his life colliding without losing both.

Marc Forster is on to direct the film, which was originally written by Alex Ross Perry, has since been through the keyboard of Spotlight's Tom McCarthy and will see a new draft or two courtesy of Hidden Figures' Allison Schroeder.

McGregor is on TV screens now in the new season of Fargo and is attached to Drake Doremus' next film, Zoe.

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