Christopher Robin, Disney's live-action film continuation of the Winnie the Pooh story, helmed by World War Z and Finding Neverland director Marc Forster, will have to make its case as the Christopher Robin-branded movie that you'll want to see, since the existence of the 2017 biopic, Goodbye Christopher Robin, may have prospective moviegoers confused.
McGregor plays a now-adult Christopher Robin with some very grown-up problems when he meets a familiar friend.
If the title sounds really familiar, you might be thinking of Goodbye Christopher Robin, a biopic of Winnie the Pooh author A.A. Milne that came out previous year.
Christopher Robin is stuck in a job where he is overworked, underpaid and facing an uncertain future. That's where Christopher Robin's old stuffed pals come in. The film also stars Hayley Atwell as Christopher's wife Evelyn, Bronte Carmichael as his daughter Madeline, and Mark Gatiss as Christopher's boss Keith Winslow and features the voices of Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh; Chris O'Dowd as Tigger; Brad Garrett as Eeyore; Toby Jones as Owl; Nick Mohammed as Piglet; Peter Capaldi as Rabbit; and Sophie Okonedo as Kanga.
Forster directs a screenplay by Alex Ross Perry and Allison Schroeder.
The first trailer for Christopher Robin-Disney's latest live-action take on its animated universe-has arrived, as the studio puts a Hook-like spin on Winnie the Pooh and his animal friends that were created by AA Milne. Consequently, the trailer's build to Christopher Robin's reunion with Pooh - presumably for the first time since childhood - is an emotionally powerful moment, even as the incredulous adult thinks it's because he's "cracked".
World War Z and Quantum of Solace director Marc Forster is helming this new film, which opens August 3.