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Ryan Lambie Aug 26, 2016
It's 20 years since the release of Henry Selick's adaptation of Roald Dahl's James And The Giant Peach - a sweet and sometimes macabre fantasy brought to life with a charming mix of live-action and stop-motion animation. The movie wasn't a huge hit, but it remains a beautifully-crafted highlight in Selick's career.
Disney certainly hasn't forgotten about James Henry Trotter and his adventures aboard a giant, floating peach; the Dahl story is set to be the latest in a string of live-action adaptations, which has so far in cluded the likes of Maleficent and this year's The Jungle Book. According to Variety, American Beauty, Skyfall and Spectre director Sam Mendes is in talks to direct a new James And The Giant Peach, with »
Earlier this year, Disney brought on Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to star in Mary Poppins Returns, alongside Emily Blunt. It seems the studio is doubling down with this actor-musician, bringing him aboard their remake of The Little Mermaid, where he will compose songs alongside Alan Menken. It isn't known if he will also act in this remake, but he is said to be involved in supervising the story and overseeing the writing of the script.
Deadline reports that Lin-Manuel Miranda will also produce this live-action remake with Marc Platt, who is currently prepping his long-awaited big screen adaptation of the Broadway sensation Wicked. This news comes just a few months after a report surfaced that the studio wasn't sure if they wanted to move forward with this new live-action project.
Disney has just released its first clip for Pete’s Dragon.
- Scott Goodyer
Best. Backyard. Ever! A devoted Fulllerton, California, grandfather finished building a magical Disneyland-themed playground behind his house for his grandkids in May. Steve Dobbs, a retired Boeing aerospace engineer and current college professor, created the park, which includes a roller coaster and princess castle, over three years with help from his California State Polytechnic University students. "My younger grandkids are nuts about Disneyland. I wanted to give them a reason to come over to my house to spend time with me, and Disneyland is tough to compete with," Dobbs, 68, told The Orange County Register. The backyard park, aptly named "Dobbsland, »
- Rose Minutaglio, @RoseMinutaglio
Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald has clinched a role in Goodbye Christopher Robin, the biopic that’ll recount the heartfelt story of celebrated author A. A. Milne, who served in Wwi before going on to create Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet and a handful of other childhood mascots.
The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop, confirming that Macdonald – best known for roles in No Country for Old Men and, soon, Bong Joon-ho’s upcoming South Korean flick Okja – joins a cast that already boasts Margot Robbie and Domhnall Gleeson as Milne himself.
Meanwhile, Simon Curtis (Woman in Gold, My Week With Marilyn) will call the shots from behind the lens, chronicling Milne’s trying relationship with his son, Christopher Robin. Despite testing times, Christopher’s cavalry of childhood toys would go on to inspire the magical characters featured in Winnie the Pooh. Robbie will play the part of Milne’s wife, »
- Michael Briers
Fox Searchlight Pictures has officially announced that Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad) are to star in Goodbye Christopher Robin, the upcoming A.A. Milne biopic from director Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn). Gleeson will play the Winnie the Pooh creator, with Robbie as his wife Daphne.
“I am delighted to be collaborating with [screenwriter] Frank Cottrell Boyce to tell the remarkable and poignant story of the family behind the creation of Winnie the Pooh. We are assembling a wonderful cast, headed by two actors I am longing to work with – Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie,” said director Curtis.
“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,” adds Fox Searchlight’s David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield. 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.”
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?
- Gary Collinson
Simon Curtis (My Week With Marilyn) will direct the film, which 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?
No news on when Goodbye Christopher Robin will get rolling, but we’ll bring you more news as we get it.
- Paul Heath
It's time to learn all about those behind the creation of Winnie The Pooh. Domnhall Gleeson and Margot Robbie have signed on for Goodbye Christopher Robin, which will tell the story of the Milne family who created the beloved honey-eating bear and his band of friends. Gleeson will play children's author A.A. Milne, with Robbie co-starring as his wife Daphne under the direction of Simon... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
Steven Rogers is penning the script and Margot Robbie is attached to play Harding. She was one of the world's top figure skaters who, due to jealously, conspired to have her main rival Nancy Kerrigan injured prior to the 1994 Winter Olympics.
Kerrigan would go on to compete at the Olympics, winning the silver medal while Harding ended up in eighth place. Robbie, Rogers and Bryan Unkeless will produce.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
The film is being produced by Bryan Unkeless and his Clubhouse Pictures. Robbie is also involved in producing through her LuckyChap Entertainment banner. Steven Rogers is penning the script and is also producing.
Harding rose as one of the world’s top figure skaters after she became the first woman to complete the triple axel move in major competitions, eventually leading her to victory in the 1991 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Harding’s stay at the top would not last long, however, as jealously led her to conspire to have her main competition, Nancy Kerrigan, injured prior to the 1994 Winter Olympics.
During a practice round at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Harding’s husband, Jeff Gillooly, and a group of thugs attacked Kerrigan after her training session, attempting to break her leg. The plan failed, as the men were arrested and Kerrigan only sustained a bruised knee. During Gillooly’s interrogation, he explained how it was his wife’s idea all along.
Kerrigan would go on to compete at the Olympics, winning the silver medal while Harding ended up in eighth place. Following the Olympics, Harding would admit to the conspiracy and, while she never served any jail time, the Usfsa stripped Harding of her 1994 championship title and banned her for life.
The story has never been turned into a movie, but in a recent “30 for 30” piece for Espn, Harding told her side of the story and spurred an interest in the subject. With Robbie and Gillespie now attached to the spec, plenty of suitors are sure to head for the project in the coming weeks.
UTA and CAA are repping the film.
Though Robbie is set to star in two of the summer’s biggest tentpoles — “Legend of Tarzan” and “Suicide Squad” — she has begun to choose roles that are less blockbuster-based. Besides “I, Tonya,” Robbie is also set to star in the Fox Searchlight biopic “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” where she will play the wife of author A.A. Milne, who created “Winnie the Pooh.”
He is repped by UTA and Management 360.
- Justin Kroll
- Silas Lesnick
Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) will play Winnie the Pooh creator A.A. Milne with Margot Robbie (The Wolf Of Wall Street) on board as Milne’s wife Daphne in director Simon Curtis’ (Woman In Gold) upcoming biopic Goodbye Christopher Robin from Fox Searchlight.
The film, first announced by Screen at »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
With live-action versions of “Pete’s Dragon,” “Winnie the Pooh” and “Beauty and the Beast” all on the way, Disney is ramping up its live-action blitz. Co-writer/director David Lowery’s reimagining of the 1977 animated/live-action hybrid about a boy and his fire-breathing friend is first, which should come as welcome news to anyone who saw his 2013 Sundance hit “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints.” The first full trailer is now available.
It begins with Bryce Dallas Howard and Wes Bentley’s characters discovering Pete himself, a little boy who’s been living alone in the forest for six years — well, alone except for his dragon Elliott, who can turn invisible at will and looks considerably more easygoing than Drogon. Robert Redford, Karl Urban and Oakes Fegley all co-star.
Read More:Watch: Indie Darling David Lowery Goes Full Disney in ‘Pete’s Dragon’ Teaser
In addition to “Saints,” which starred Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck, Lowery is also for editing Shane Carruth’s “Upstream Color” and Amy Seimetz’s “Sun Don’t Shine;” his next Disney collaboration will be a new “Peter Pan.” “Pete’s Dragon” hits theaters on August 12.
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- Michael Nordine
Exclusive: Fox Searchlight today confirmed the news that Deadline previously broke about Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie being set to star in Simon Curtis’ Goodbye Christopher Robin. Gleeson, who scared the bejeezus out of kids worldwide as the evil General Hux in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will play Winnie the Pooh creator A.A. Milne. Robbie plays his wife Daphne. Curtis (My Week with Marilyn) directs with the script written by Frank Cottrell Boyce (Millions) and… »
Walt Disney Pictures is continuing plans for live-action remakes of practically every animated feature in their library, and now Deadline reports that the studio is considering a recent pitch for a live-action "The Little Mermaid" film.
The original 1989 animated feature kicked off a renaissance for the studio which had struggled with animated features before that point and then suddenly had a successful run of them afterwards with the likes of "Beauty and the Beast," "Aladdin" and "The Lion King".
With 'Mermaid,' initial discussions have reportedly taken place with major producers, but the studio has yet to move forward with the idea. One reason is that Universal and Working Title are already developing their own "Little Mermaid" project based on the original Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale with Chloe Grace Moretz set to star and Rebecca Thomas directing from a script by Richard Curtis.
Disney's upcoming live-action takes on their »
- Garth Franklin
Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie might reunite for Goodbye Christopher Robin. Robbie had a brief role in Richard Curtis’ lovely time travel film, About Time, but she’d have a significantly larger part to play in this Gleeson-led biopic. Simon Curtis‘ (My Week with Marilyn) is directing Goodbye Christopher Robin, which is about “Winnie the Pooh” creator, A. A. Milne, and his […]
- Jack Giroux
The Wolf of Wall Street and Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie has added another project to her upcoming slate, with Entertainment Weekly reporting that the actress is set to join Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) in the A.A. Milne biopic Goodbye Christopher Robin.
The project is being directed by Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn) from a script by Simon Vaughan (War & Peace) and will explore the relationship between Winnie the Pooh creator Milne and his son Robin, who served as the inspiration for the character Christopher Robin.
Earlier this week, it was also announced that Robbie is set to reprise her role as Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad in a new DC movie which will see the fan favourite character joined by several of DC’s female heroes and villains.
- Gary Collinson
The Janson Directive: Back in 2014, Dwayne Johnson said he would star in The Janson Directive, and now it's moving forward with the goal of starting a new franchise. Based on a novel by Robert Ludlum, creator of the Jason Bourne spy series, it's an action thriller about a former secret operative who is framed for murder and must clear his name. James Vanderbilt (Johnson's The Rundown) will write a new script and lay the groundwork for an interconnected cinema universe based on Ludlum's spy thrillers. [THR] Goodbye Christopher Robin: Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad) is in early negotiations to star in Goodbye Christopher Robin. Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) is set to star as A.A. Milne, the author of Winnie the Pooh. The movie will...
- Peter Martin
It’s been a busy week for Margot Robbie. Not only has the Suicide Squad actress hatched a Harley Quinn spinoff movie, replete with a handful of DC heroines such as Batgirl, Poison Ivy, Birds of Prey, but Variety brings word that Robbie is also in line to join Domhnall Gleeson in Goodbye Christopher Robin.
Simon Curtis (My Week With Marilyn) is the director behind the pic, telling the true-life story of A.A. Milne, the creator responsible for Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet and scores of fond childhood memories. Setting up shop at Fox Searchlight, it’s understood Robbie is circling the role of Milne’s wife, Dorothy de Sélincourt.
At the heart of Goodbye Christopher Robin, though, is the troubled relationship between Milne and his son, Robin. Indeed, during the early 1900s, A.A. Milne served in The Great War, and used his downtime on the frontline to nurture his flair for writing. »
- Michael Briers
The story revolves around "Winnie the Pooh" creator A.A. Milne (Gleeson) and the relationship between him and his son Robin who initially had a difficult relationship with his father and was an inspiration for the character of Christopher Robin.
Pooh was named after Robin's teddy bear. The real Robin's toys also lent their names to other Winnie the Pooh characters such as Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet. If she joins, Robbie would play Milne's wife Dorothy 'Daphne' de Selincourt.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
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