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Joseph Baxter Apr 28, 2017
According to THR, McGregor is in talks to headline the live-action film, taking on the title role of Christopher Robin, directly drawn from author A.A. Milne’s Winnie The Pooh stories. However, this particular Pooh project – not to be confused with this November’s A.A. Mile biopic Goodbye Christopher Robin – will see McGregor play an adult version of Christopher, stuck in an especially humdrum period in his life, focused on his career as a businessman and far-removed from his halcyon childhood days of imagination-fueled pastoral hijinks with anthropomorphic stuffed animals such as Pooh Bear, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet and Rabbit.
Schroeder has sold a scripted drama to E! about an aspiring songwriter, which she is producing with music manager Scooter Braun, Variety has learned exclusively.
“Inspiration” is a music-themed series with a few scenes that will have musical break-out-into-song elements.
Schroeder is writer on the project. She will serve as executive producer with Braun and Scott Manson of Braun’s Sb Projects, and Good Fear‘s Chris Bender and Jake Weiner. Sb Projects’ David Appleton and James Shin, and Good Fear’s Daniel Vang are producers.
The drama centers on an upcoming musician, Elise Moreno, who’s trying to make it in Los Angeles. Growing up in small-town Texas, the young songwriter has never met her rock star father until he falls into a coma and then she’s granted his Power of Attorney, entrusting »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
The once shining star has talked up a treatment she’s written for Mean Girls 2, but what’s happened before when actors have tried to take control of sequels?
You have to feel for actors from time to time. (Well, you don’t have to at all, but it’s a new year and we’re still feeling benevolent.) There’s the finest of lines in a career between feeling overly defined by a successful role and feeling entirely undefined once that role’s cultural currency plummets – and once you’ve crossed it, it’s awfully difficult to pry your way back into the popular imagination. As much as we criticize certain big-name stars for clinging to the predictable comforts and rewards of franchise cinema, it’s hard to argue with its strategic benefits.
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- Guy Lodge
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