Ewan McGregor is in talks to play the adult Christopher Robin in Disney’s Live Action Winnie the Pooh Movie. In the movie Chistopher Robin has lost his sense of imagination and is a businessman focused on work and success. The studio also is bringing in Oscar-nominated screenwriter Allison Schroeder (Hidden Figures) to take a new pass on the script. Alex Ross Perry wrote the screenplay, with Tom McCarthy working on a later draft.
Milne’s Christopher Robin was inspired by and named after his own son, Christopher Robin Milne. He wrote about the character in two books, Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) and The House at Pooh Corner (1928), and other poems. Disney adapted the tales into several animated projects, including the 1988 series “The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” and the 2011 animated film “Winnie the Pooh.”
“The Jungle Book” producer Brigham Taylor is producing the project. And Marc Foster will be directing,
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