The first pictures from Fox’s forthcoming film about the life of AA Milne have been released, showing Domhnall Gleeson (The Revenant, The Force Awakens) as the Winnie the Pooh author, with Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie as his wife, Daphne.
Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce and Simon Vaughn, the film charts the Milnes as they struggle with fame in the years following the First World War, as well as their relationship with their son Christopher Robin (Will Tilston), who inspired the beloved Winnie the Pooh books.
Director Simon Curtis said he was “delighted” to be telling the “remarkable and poignant story” of their lives. The film’s cast will also feature Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who recently starred in the title role of BBC sitcom Fleabag, alongside Stephen Campbell Moore (The History Boys) and Alex Lawther (The Imitation Game, Black Mirror).
“I’m thrilled to finally see this fascinating story be realized with such an array of fresh and exciting talent,” said producer Damian Jones, while his co-producer Steve Christian added: “It’s such a joy to be able to share the long held passion that I’ve felt for this story and to see it all come together with a team that I could never have dreamt possible.”
The project is currently untitled, though earlier this summer it was reported that the film would be called Goodbye Christopher Robin. As yet, no release date for the film has been announced.