Watson Cast in ‘Miss Potter’ and ‘Shantaram’

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Emily Watson has joined Renée Zellweger and Ewan McGregor in the cast of Chris Noonan’s Miss Potter.

The film is a biopic of UK’s children author Beatrix Potter which is scheduled to start shooting in the UK and the Isle of Man in March. The film is expected to be primarily live-action but will dip into the Mary Poppins bucket o’ tricks and will have some animated elements.

Watson will be playing Millie, the sister of McGregor’s character, Norman Warne, Potter’s publisher and lover.

On top of Miss Potter we also learn that Watson will be starring alongside Johnny Depp for a second time after the voice work the two turned in for Corpse Bride in Shantaram, which is expected to begin filming next year.