Ewan McGregor to Star in Disney’s CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
Late last year, Disney set Marc Foster (Finding Neverland, World War Z) to direct their live-action movie inspired by Winnie the Pooh, a family-friendly version of Ted that would follow a grown-up Christopher Robin — the boy whose imagination gave life to the Hundred Acre Woods and its inhabitants, including Pooh Bear, Tigger, Eeyore, and more. After real life leaves Christopher Robin desperately in need of magic and joy, his old friend Winnie the Pooh pays him a visit.
Per THR, Ewan McGregor has been cast as the adult Christopher Robin. McGregor most recently starred as Lumiere in the live-action Beauty and the Beast for Disney. Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip) wrote the original script which was then rewritten by Tom McCarthy (Spotlight). Most recently, Allison Schroeder (Hidden Figures) has been enlisted to further rework the script.