Deep in the Hundred Acre Wood, where Ewan McGregor played…
…oops, my bad. I meant to say Christopher Robin.
Well technically, both will soon be the case. The Hollywood Reporter earlier broke the news that Walt Disney has cast their Christopher Robin for the live-action Winnie the Pooh film, and that actor is none other than Ewan McGregor.
For those of you who haven’t heard about this project, Christopher Robin follows an older Christoper Robin who returns to the Hundred Acre Wood to be reunited with Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore, and the rest of the Hundred Acre Wood gang. The film is being directed by Finding Neverland director Marc Forster and working from a script written by Spotlight filmmaker Tom McCarthy.
This is a project that Disney has been working on since as far as 2015. Previously attaching The Color Wheel filmmaker Alex Ross Perry to write and direct the film, Disney has since then moved on to Forster and McCarthy in favor of their pitch. With production seemingly at a standstill, McGregor’s casting as Christopher Robin shows that the film is very much still in production and is steadily on its way towards theaters.
What do you guys think? Are you excited for McGregor’s casting as an adult Christopher Robin, or do you wish he’d stay away from the Hundred Acre Wood? Comment below, let me know.
Post-script: Christopher Robin is not to be confused with Goodbye Christopher Robin, a biographical picture about Winnie the Pooh author A.A. Milne starring Domnhall Gleeson and Alex Lawther.
– David Dunn
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter, Variety