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There was no such thing as a “Pooh” until A.A. Milne made it so, although walking, talking teddy bear Winnie’s companion, Christopher Robin, wasn’t just some character the English novelist invented, but a boy based on Milne’s own son, who grew up to resent how the success of “Winnie-the-Pooh” wrecked his childhood. That’s just one of the behind-the-scenes revelations the predictably handsome, predictably stuffy literary biopic “Goodbye Christopher Robin” has in store for those who adore Milne’s novels — consistently voted among the most popular kidlit creations of all time — but who haven’t necessarily heard how they came to be.
Milne wouldn’t be the first teller of children’s stories to be something of a brute when it came to dealing with the little nippers in person (“Alice” creator Charles Dodgson also comes to mind), although the movie doesn’t feel unreasonably tough in the way it holds Milne accountable for »
- Peter Debruge
Caroline Preece Sep 21, 2017
The first television adaptation of Ian McEwan’s work, the BBC’s upcoming TV movie version of award-winning novel The Child In Time will also mark the first outing for Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch as producer with his company, SunnyMarch.
Set in present day rather than the 80s setting of the novel, The Child in Time follows children’s author Stephen Lewis (Cumberbatch) as he struggles to come to terms with and move forward from the disappearance of his daughter two years earlier. His marriage to wife Julie (Kelly Macdonald) crumbling and left alone by his friends Charles (Stephen Campbell Moore) and Thelma (Saskia Reeves), Stephen must reckon with the nature of grief, »
With the Autumn season of programming quickly approaching, BBC One has given us the first teaser for their new drama The Child in Time, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. The TV movie is based upon Ian McEwan’s novel from 1987 and sees Cumberbatch as Stephen Lewis, a famous children’s author whose life is forever changed when is daughter is kidnapped during a routine trip to the supermarket. Take a look at the trailer here…
Benedict Cumberbatch is joined in the cast of The Child in Time by Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire) as Lewis’ estranged wife, and Stephen Campbell Moore (The Bank Job, Season of the Witch) and Saskia Reeves (Anna, A Christmas Carol) as his two best friends. »
- George Chrysostomou
Benedict Cumberbatch has a new mystery to solve… but this one doesn’t have any easy answers.
The Sherlock star gets dramatic in the just-released trailer for PBS/Masterpiece’s upcoming TV movie The Child in Time, which you can watch above. In it, Cumberbatch plays a devoted father whose young daughter suddenly goes missing, leading to a downward spiral of frantic grief and self-recrimination. (Boardwalk Empire alum Kelly Macdonald co-stars as Cumberbatch’s wife.)
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The film, based on author Ian McEwan’s acclaimed 1987 novel, follows Cumberbatch and Macdonald’s »
Masterpiece has released the the first trailer for The Child In Time adaptation of Ian McEwan's award-winning 1987 novel. Benedict Cumberbatch and Kelly Macdonald star as grieving parents of a missing child. Stephen Butchard wrote the 90-minute drama about Stephen Lewis, a successful children's book author whose daughter suddenly goes missing. Set two years after the girl's disappearance, The Child In Time follows Lewis as he struggles to find purpose in his life without… »
Benedict Cumberbatch fans, get ready for your first look at the star’s latest TV drama, as the BBC have now revealed a 40-second teaser trailer for The Child in Time, the adaptation of the haunting 1987 novel from acclaimed writer Ian McEwan.
The drama sees Cumberbatch and Trainspotting‘s Kelly Macdonald as Stephen and Julie Lewis, a children’s author and his estranged wife whose young daughter goes missing on an everyday trip to the supermarket. The drama then explores their grief, with the trailer leaving it ambiguous whether the couple’s visions of their daughter are just in their minds or are the result of something more supernatural. It promises to be a harrowing depiction of death and loss and we can’t wait to see more.
As fans will know, this is the second time that Cumberbatch has starred in an adaptation of one of Ian McEwan’s novels. »
- Christian Bone
Fall is a special time of year. Leaves slowly turn a different color. Daylight savings time gives us all a reason to fall back. And there are movies. Great, glorious, marvelously crafted movies! With the help of L.A. Weekly, we're breaking down exactly what you'll want to see and what you might not want to waist your time on over these last four months of 2017. Between It and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we're getting a lot of crazy, cool cinematic excursions, some Oscar hopefuls and others not so much. But whatever it might be, we're sure there is an audience out there for it somewhere.
Many people wait for this time of year. They spend the majority of their time watching all the hot new TV shows. But there will still be a reason to get out of the house on the weekends. As Hollywood is making one »
Sneak Peek footage, plus images of actress Margot Robbie (aka 'Harley Quinn' in "Suicide Squad") as Daphne de Sélincourt, the loving wife of 'Winnie-the-Pooh' author A. A. Milne, in director Simon Curtis' upcoming feature "Goodbye Christopher Robin", co-starring Domhnall Gleeson, opening October 11, 2017:
"...author 'A.A. Milne' finds inspiration for his 'Winnie-the-Pooh' tales...
"...through his interactions with his young son 'Christopher Robin Milne'...
"...much to the chagrin of his young wife 'Daphne' (Robbie)...
Cast also includes Kelly Macdonald as 'Olive', the nanny of 'Christopher Robin', Alex Lawther as 'Older Christopher Robin', Will Tilston as 'Young Christopher Robin' and Phoebe Waller-Bridge as 'Mary Brown'.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Goodbye Christopher Robin" »
- Michael Stevens
A new poster has debuted for the upcoming A.A. Milne biopic Goodbye Christopher Robin featuring Domhnall Gleeson as the Winnie the Pooh creator and Margot Robbie as his wife Daphne; take a look below…
See Also: Watch the trailer for Goodbye Christopher Robin here
Goodbye Christopher Robin gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), 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?
Goodbye Christopher Robin is set for release on September 29th in the UK »
- Amie Cranswick
Since his inception in the late 1920’s Winnie the Pooh has become a worldwide phenomenon, featuring countless books and adaptations throughout the characters’ existence. Throughout this time, the story has never been told about how author A.A Milne came to create the lovable bear–until now. ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin‘ tells the semi-true story of how Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) used his son, also named Christopher Robin, as inspiration for the world of Winnie the Pooh. As the books grow in popularity, the complications of success permeate back into Milne’s family life.
Based on the trailer, the film seems poised to garner a decent amount of awards season buzz, and Domhnall Gleeson’s performance seems to be one to keep an eye on this fall season. Directed by Simon Curtis (My Week With Marilyn), the script was written by Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Simon Vaughan. The film was produced by Damian Jones and Steve Christian. »
- Taylor Salan
Goodbye Christopher Robin Trailer Simon Curtis‘ Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) movie trailer stars Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Macdonald, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Alex Lawther. Goodbye Christopher Robin‘s plot synopsis: “Goodbye Christopher Robin gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin, [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
“After the war there was so much sadness. Then ‘Winnie the Pooh’ came along,” explains Kelly Macdonald as Olive, the nanny of the real-life Christopher Robin in the upcoming Fox Searchlight biopic “Goodbye Christopher Robin.” Watch the new trailer for the film above, and check out the film when it opens on October 13. “Goodbye […] »
- Daniel Montgomery
"I've had enough of making people laugh, I want to make them seek." Fox Searchlight has debuted the new full-length trailer for the film Goodbye Christopher Robin, telling the true story of beloved children's author A. A. Milne, as played by Domhnall Gleeson in the film. This seems like a nice bit of happiness in the midst of all the darkness these days. Set in England in the early 1900s, the story is all about how Milne came up with Winnie the Pooh, inspired by his son Christopher Robin and his stuffed animals. Along with the very talented Domhnall Gleeson, the cast includes Margot Robbie as Daphne Milne, Will Tilston as C.R., plus Kelly Macdonald, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Stephen Campbell Moore. This looks quite lovely and uplifting, with plenty of heart and humor and good vibes. Should be a nice film to watch this fall. Here's the full-length trailer »
- Alex Billington
It, Death Wish, and Goodbye Christopher Robin all get new trailers in today's movie news!It, Death Wish, and Goodbye Christopher Robin all get new trailers in today's movie news!Amanda Wood8/3/2017 4:06:00 Pm
Today’s movie news roundup brings you some cool new trailers for a bunch of movies we can’t wait to see.
First up is the trailer for Death Wish, starring Bruce Willis. A remake of the 1974 original, Willis plays an ER surgeon who is disgusted with the level of violence in his city. After his wife and daughter are brutalized, he becomes somewhat of a vigilante and takes the city’s crime problem into his own hands. This looks like a real return to form for Bruce Willis, and we can’t wait to see what Death Wish has in store. Catch Death Wish in Cineplex theatres November 22nd.
There’s also a spooky new teaser for It, »
- Amanda Wood
- Hunter Harris
To the cynical, everyone’s favorite beloved bear, Winnie The Pooh, is now a piece of valuable IP just like everything else. However, each year, children discover the magic of the dour creature and his woodland friends, and it’s all thanks to the vision of A.A. Milne. Now, his story is being told in “Goodbye Christopher Robin.”
Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Will Tilston, Margot Robbie, and Kelly Macdonald, and directed by Simon Curtis (“My Week With Marilyn,” “Woman In Gold“), the film will detail Milne’s bond with his son, and how it inspired a character the entire world would fall in love with.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Have you ever wondered where Winnie the Pooh came from? What inspired the beloved character?
The first full-length trailer for Goodbye Christopher Robin offers an answer, along with a healthy dose of childhood nostalgia, critically acclaimed actors and the right amount of movie magic involving a beloved teddy bear and his familiar friends. It packs a strong emotional punch. But don’t take our word for it, watch the clip above and judge for yourself.
- Kara Warner
Be it the Cloak of Levitation or a deerstalker hat, viewers are accustomed to seeing Benedict Cumberbatch sport a slew of different costumes across screens big and small, but the actor’s latest gig is a far cry from the fantastical realm of Marvel and 221B Baker Street.
That’s because he’s on board to headline The Child in Time, a one-off, 90-minute drama based on the writings of Ian McEwan. It’s an adaptation that has languished on the back-burner for years, but with Cumberbatch now attached to star alongside Kelly Macdonald, Stephen Campbell Moore and Saskia Reeves, this is one to keep an eye on.
Stepping into the shoes of Stephen Lewis, Benedict Cumberbatch plays a mournful father whose life is turned upside down when his three-year-old daughter goes missing. It’s a complex, emotional role for the British thesp to take on, and while appearing at »
- Michael Briers
Avengers: Infinity War, The Incredibles 2, and Star Wars are among the highlights of D23!Avengers: Infinity War, The Incredibles 2, and Star Wars are among the highlights of D23!Tanner Zipchen7/17/2017 12:08:00 Pm
Another D23, a massive Disney fan event, is now behind us. Over the weekend, the Anaheim convention centre was transformed into the ultimate Disney fan HQ with autograph signings by stars, fan photo ops, and all kinds of exclusive merch. It also turns into the hub of entertainment news, with 3 days of big, star-filled panels. While that was happening, I was busy covering the red carpet behind the stage, talking with all the filmmakers and stars, while a crowd of thousands of fans erupted at the big announcements being made on the other side of the wall. I did run into a few Canadian fans on the convention floor over the weekend, but in case you weren’t there, »
- Tanner Zipchen
Image Source: Getty / Jesse Grant We thought our favorite part of Disney's D23 Expo was the insanely creative array of cosplay costumes, but this year's convention brought us a picture-perfect moment like no other. During a sneak peek at the Wreck-It Ralph sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet, there was a glorious onstage reunion of 10 actresses who have voiced Disney princesses through the years. And yes, it was just as epic as it sounds. Image Source: Getty / Alberto E. Rodriguez Paige O'Hara (Belle in Beauty and the Beast), Irene Bedard (Pocahontas), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in Tangled), Auli'i Cravalho (Moana), Sarah Silverman (Vanellope von Schweetz in Wreck-It Ralph and Ralph Breaks the Internet), Kristen Bell (Anna in Frozen), Kelly Macdonald (Merida in Brave), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in The Princess and the Frog), Linda Larkin (Jasmine in Aladdin), and Jodi Benson (Ariel in The Little Mermaid) will all star in the Wreck-It Ralph sequel, »
- Victoria Messina
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