Disney casts Ewan McGregor as 'Christopher Robin'

The new movie will be simply titled, "Christopher Robin" and will be directed by World War Z, Monster's Ball, Finding Neverland and Quantum of Solace director, Marc Forster.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Obi-Wan Kenobi himself, actor Ewan McGregor, is now in talks to portray a grown-up Christopher Robin, the kid from author A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh stories.

The film sees Christopher Robin all-grown-up, played by McGregor; a man who has lost the sense of wonder and imagination that once fuelled his adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood.

Milne's Christopher Robin was inspired by and named after his own son, Christopher Robin Milne.

Ewan is the first cast member of the movie to be announced, and we don't even know how "Christopher Robin" will portray Winnie and the other animal leads yet. Disney made several animated projects (movies and TV series) based on the books over the years, starting in 1966 with Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree right through 2011's Winnie the Pooh.

Brigham Taylor, producer of 'The Jungle Book, ' is producing the project.

McGregor was last seen starring in Disney's live-action remake of Beauty in the Beast as candelabra Lumiere. He now stars on the third season of FX's hit Fargo, which premiered April 19, playing twins Emmit and Ray Stussy.

He also has a role in Drake Doremus" next film "Zoe' opposite Lea Seydoux.

Schroeder wrote the script for Fox's hit film Hidden Figures, which was nominated for three Oscars, including best adapted screenplay. He is repped by UTA and United Agents.



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