Ewan McGregor is in talks to star in Disney’s “Christopher Robin,” TheWrap has learned.
Disney’s live-action film, which will be directed by “World War Z” and “Quantum of Solace” director Marc Forster, centers on the child from the A. A. Milne’s “Winnie the Pooh” stories after he’s grown up.
McGregor will play the adult Christopher Robin, who toils as a businessman and prioritizes work above his wife and daughter. Having lost his sense of wonder, he must find it again with the help of a silly old bear.
“Hidden Figures” screenwriter Allison Schroeder is writing the script. Alex Ross Perry previously wrote a draft, with Tom McCarthy working on a later revision.
“The Jungle Book” producer Brigham Taylor is producing the live-action film.
McGregor was most recently seen in Danny Boyle’s “T2 Trainspotting” and Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” with Emma Watson.
The actor also stars in the third season of FX’s hit “Fargo,” which premiered April 19, playing twins Emmit and Ray Stussy. He’s also attached to
“Christopher Robin” is Disney’s latest live-action project that reimagines a popular animated film or franchise. Previous and upcoming examples include “Maleficent,” “Cinderella,” “The Jungle Book,” as well as upcoming versions of “Mulan” and “Aladdin.”
McGregor is repped by UTA, United Agents in the U.K. and Sloane Offer.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.