Take in point Goodbye Christopher Robin, a biographical movie starring Domnhall Gleeson and Margot Robbie that will show how the son of British author A.A. Milne inspired him to create Winnie the Pooh and how living near the Five Hundred Acre Wood in Ashdown Forest inspired the creation of Winnie the Pooh's home, Hundred Acre Wood. Fox Searchlight gave the family drama a release date of November 10.
Why's that important? Because, it is considered an awards-season release. If a studio thinks their film will win some awards, having it open in November is a great way to make sure it's fresh on the mind of voters.
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 (Will TIlston), whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), 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?
The film is being directed by Simon Curtis (Woman in Gold), based on a script by Frank Cottrell and Simon Vaughan. Damian Jones and Steve Christian are the producers.
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Winnie the Pooh Movie ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ Set for Awards Season
Fox Searchlight has set its family drama “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” starring Domnhall Gleeson and Margot Robbie, for an awards-season release date of November 10.
Gleeson portrays British author A.A. Milne, who f0und the inspiration for his two Winnie the Pooh books — “Winnie the Pooh” in 1926 and “The House at Pooh Corner” in 1928 — from his son Christopher Robin Milne and his stuffed animals, most notably a Canadian black bear named Winnie used as a military mascot in World War I, and left to the London Zoo during the war. The toys also served as inspiration for Milne’s Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet characters.
The family lived near the Five Hundred Acre Wood in Ashdown Forest, which served as the inspiration for the Hundred Acre Wood in the Pooh books. Will Tilston is playing the Christopher Robin role. Margot Robbie portrays Milne’s wife Daphne and Kelly Macdonald plays the family’s nanny.
Simon Curtis directed from a script by Frank Cottrell and Simon Vaughan, with the story exploring how the family dealt with the success of the books. Producers are Damian Jones and Steve Christian.
“Goodbye Christopher Robin” is opening against three other films — Fox’s spy thriller “Red Sparrow” with Jennifer Lawrence portraying a Russian spy; Paramount’s comedy “Daddy’s Home 2,” starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg; and Sony’s animated Nativity-themed “The Star.”
First Look at Margot Robbie in Goodbye Christopher Robin
Fox Searchlight has announced today that its upcoming biopic Goodbye Christopher Robin has been given a November 10 release date, while unveiling the first four photos. It's possible that the first trailer and poster may be coming any day, but until then, the studio has released the first look at Domhnall Gleeson as author A.A. Milne, Margot Robbie as his wife Daphne and Will Tilston as his young son, the real Christopher Robin. This biopic shows how the author's family life helped inspired the iconic Winnie the Pooh character.
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 (Will Tilston), whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), 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?
The supporting cast includes Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Mary Brown, Geraldine Somerville as Lady O, Alex Lawther as the Older Christopher Robin, Stephen Campbell Moore as Ernest, Nico Mirallegro as Cooper, Vicki Pepperdine as Betty, Richard McCabe as Rupert and Shaun Dingwall as Alfred. Simon Curtis (My Week With Marilyn) directs this biopic from a screenplay by Frank Cottrell Bryce (The Railway Man) and Simon Vaughan (Ripper Street). Steve Christian (Belle) produces alongside Damian Jones (The Iron Lady)
Fox Searchlight Pictures has also handed out a November 10 release date for this upcoming biopic, which puts this period drama right in the midst of some stiff competition. The movie will go up against Paramount's comedy sequel Daddy's Home 2, along with 20th Century Fox's Red Sparrow and Sony's animated movie The Star. One week earlier, Marvel will roll out its superhero sequel Thor: Ragnarok on November 3, which has been garnering plenty of buzz following the debut of the first trailer. Also arriving on November 3 is STX's comedy sequel A Bad Moms Christmas and Paramount's crime comedy Suburbicon, while Warner Bros.' Justice League and Lionsgate's Wonder both arrive a week after Goodbye Christopher Robin, on November 17.
While it most certainly won't be ready in time to compete with Goodbye Christopher Robin, there is a similar project that Disney is developing as well. The studio is developing a live action Christopher Robin movie, which has Marc Forster (Finding Neverland) attached to direct. This project will follow the fictional Christopher Robin character as an adult, a businessman whose work always comes before his wife and daughter, whose life is turned upside down when Winnie the Pooh comes back into his life. It isn't known when that film will be ready to hit theaters. Take a look at the first photos from Goodbye Christopher Robin, in theaters November 10.