Aussie actress Margot Robbie is on a hot streak. She’s been signing up for one project after another, most of them looking to be quality material. Here’s another one.
Fox Searchlight Pictures today confirmed that Robbie (“Suicide Squad”, “The Wolf Of Wall Street”) will star in “Goodbye Christopher Robin”, which is a biopic of A.A. Milne, the creator of beloved children’s storybook character Winnie The Pooh. She is joined by Domhnall Gleeson (“Ex Machina”, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”), also another actor who immediately makes any film better just by being in it. Robbie will play Milne’s wife Daphne, while Gleeson plays the author himself. The pair previously worked together on “About Time”.
“Goodbye Christopher Robin” is directed by Simon Curtis (“Woman in Gold”, “My Week with Marilyn”), and is said to offer “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?”
Curtis commented: “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. We are assembling a wonderful cast, headed by two actors I am longing to work with – Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie.”
David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield, Fox Searchlight Pictures Co-Heads of Production, added: “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. 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” is written by Frank Cottrell Boyce (Millions) and Simon Vaughan (War and Peace). No released date has been set yet.