Hayley Atwell Joins Disney’s Christopher Robin Movie

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Hayley Atwell Joins Disney's Christopher Robin Movie

Hayley Atwell joins Disney’s Christopher Robin movie

Variety reports that Disney’s upcoming Christopher Robin movie has added another key role. Agent Peggy Carter herself, Hayley Atwell, has joined Ewan McGregor in the upcoming film as the titular character’s wife. World War Z and Finding Neverland‘s Marc Forster is set to direct.

Disney’s Christopher Robin movie was initially scripted by Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip) with Tom McCarthy (Spotlight) having recently done a rewrite. However, Hidden Figures scribe Allison Schroeder is now credited as the screenwriter for the film according to the trade. The plot sees a grown-up version of the Winnie the Pooh character whose adult life has caused him to lose the joy he had as a young man. Pooh pays the adult Christopher Robin a visit to remind him of the magic of the Hundred Acre Wood.

Before Disney’s Christopher Robin movie arrives, however, Fox Searchlight is set to deliver director Simon Curtis’ Goodbye Christopher Robin this fall. Starring Domhnall Gleeson as A.A. Milne and Margot Robbie as the author’s wife, Daphne, Goodbye Christopher Robin will feature the young life of Christopher Robin Milne, but it will primarily serve as a biopic of his father.

What do you think of the addition of Hayley Atwell? Does Disney’s Christopher Robin movie sound like something you’ll want to see on the big screen? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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