Domhnall Gleeson (Brooklyn; The Revenant; Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Margot Robbie (The Big Short; The Legend of Tarzan;Suicide Squad) have signed on to star in Goodbye Christopher Robin, directed by Simon Curtis (Woman in Gold; My Week with Marilyn).
Gleeson will portray famed writer A.A. Milne with Robbie as his wife, Daphne. The studio says the film will give, “A rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh.”
In a statement released by Fox Searchlight, director Simon Curtis says: “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.”