Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie Confirmed to Lead Winnie the Pooh Biopic 'Goodbye Christopher Robin'
Reports of the casting came about back in May, and now Fox Searchlight Pictures has confirmed Domhnall Gleeson (The Revenant, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Ex Machina) and Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad, The Legend of Tarzan) will lead the upcoming biopic Goodbye Christopher Robin.
Gleeson will play the author and creator of Winnie the Pooh.A.A. Milne, while Robbie will play his wife, Daphne. Simon Curtis will direct the film, which looks at the relationship between the author and his son, Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the world of Winnie.
The family are then thrust into the world of success following the release of the books, which enchanted a world post-World War.
“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,” says Curtis. “We are assembling a wonderful cast, headed by two actors I am longing to work with – Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie”.