About Time’s Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie are reteaming for the A.A. Milne biopic Goodbye Christopher Robin
Following a report on the casting back in May, Fox Searchlight Pictures has today confirmed that Domhnall Gleeson (The Revenant, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad, The Legend of Tarzan) will headline the upcoming Goodbye Christopher Robin. The pair previously starred together in Richard Curtis’ About Time. Gleeson will play well-known author and Winnie the Pooh creator A. A. Milne, while Robbie will portray his wife, Daphne.
Directed by Simon Curtis (Woman in Gold, My Week with Marilyn), Goodbye Christopher Robin offers a rare glimpse into the relationship between the beloved children’s author and his son, Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne, and his nanny Olive, Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?
“I am delighted to be collaborating with Frank Cottrell Boyce to tell the remarkable and poignant story of the family behind the creation of Winnie the Pooh,” says Curtis. “We are assembling a wonderful cast, headed by two actors I am longing to work with – Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie”.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Damian Jones and Steve Christian again and can’t wait to see Simon Curtis’ unique vision come to life,” add David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield, Fox Searchlight Pictures Co-Heads of Production. “In Domhnall and Margot we have the next generation of acting talent who we know will shine a beautiful light on A. A. Milne’s incredible and enduring story.”
Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce (Millions) and Simon Vaughan (War and Peace), Goodbye Christopher Robin is being produced by Damian Jones (Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, The Lady in the Van) and Steve Christian (Belle).
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