Ewan McGregor in Talks for CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

Ewan McGregor is in talks for the lead role in Disney’s CHRISTOPHER ROBIN!

Over the past couple of years, Disney has started pulling their old classic animated films from the archives and producing live action adaptations. One of the next films on their list appears to be a live action film set in the Winnie the Pooh universe titled Christopher Robin. Rather than being a retelling of a classic Disney film, the movie will follow a grown-up Christopher who has lost all of his imagination. It is up to Pooh and his friends to help Christopher re-discover his imagination. Ewan McGregor is reportedly in talks to star as the title character Christoper Robin.

McGregor has already had a role in one of Disney’s live action adaptions as Lumiere in the 2017 Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. 

World War Z director Marc Forster is helming the film which is being produced by Brigham Taylor. Hidden Figures scribe Allison Schroeder is penning the script.

“Then, suddenly again, Christopher Robin, who was still looking at the world, with his chin in his hand, called out “Pooh!” “Yes?” said Pooh. “When I’m–when–Pooh!” “Yes, Christopher Robin?” “I’m not going to do Nothing any more.” “Never again?” “Well, not so much. They don’t let you.” Pooh waited for him to go on, but he was silent again. “Yes, Christopher Robin?” said Pooh helpfully. “Pooh, when I’m–you know–when I’m not doing Nothing, will you come up here sometimes?” “Just me?” “Yes, Pooh.” “Will you be here too?” “Yes Pooh, I will be really. I promise I will be Pooh.” “That’s good,” said Pooh. “Pooh, promise you won’t forget about me, ever. Not even when I’m a hundred.” Pooh thought for a little. “How old shall I be then?” “Ninety-nine.” Pooh nodded. “I promise,” he said. Still with his eyes on the world Christopher Robin put out a hand and felt Pooh’s paw. “Pooh,” said Christopher Robin earnestly, “if I–if I’m not quite–” he stopped and tried again– “Pooh, whatever happens, you will understand, won’t you?” “Understand what?” “Oh, nothing.” He laughed and jumped to his feet. “Come on!” “Where?” said Pooh. “Anywhere.” said Christopher Robin.

So, they went off together. But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the Forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.”
― A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner


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