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Ewan McGregor To Star In Disney's Christopher Robin

Ewan McGregor is in talks to play Winnie the Pooh's former best friend in Disney's upcoming Christopher Robin movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film, from World War Z director Marc Foster, will follow an adult Christopher Robin who has lost his imagination and now prioritizes work over his family.

Listen Up Philip's Alex Ross Perry wrote the first draft of the script for the movie, which was later rewritten by Spotlight's Tom McCarthy. THR reports that Hidden Figures Oscar nominee Allison Schroeder will be the newest writer to take a look at the screenplay for the movie, which will be produced by The Jungle Book's Brigham Taylor.

McGregor is currently getting very early Emmy buzz for his dual roles as brothers Ray and Emmit Stussy on the third season of FX's anthology series Fargo. McGregor is a two-time Golden Globe nominee for Salmon Fishing in Yemen and Moulin Rouge! His other credits include Trainspotting and its recent sequel T2 Trainspotting, the Star Wars prequel films, August: Osage County, A Life Less Ordinary, Angels and Demons, and Mortdecai. He has already been a part of the Disney's push to make live-action remakes of many of their popular cartoon series, playing the role of Lumiere in the recent Beauty and the Beast remake.

There is no word yet on when Christopher Robin will hit theaters, and plot details are still up in the air as writing shake-ups continue. However, McGregor's involvement is a good sign, meaning that the film is getting on track towards an actual production date. While we wait, head over to Nicki Swift to see all of the live-action remakes that Disney is planning to unleash in the coming years.