Based on the iconic children’s series by Beatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit centers on the titular character, a self-confident and mischievous rabbit (Corden) who is determined to claim victory over the animal hating Mr. McGregor (Domnhnall Gleeson). McGregor is vying for the affections of his neighbor Bea (Rose Byrne), and it’s up to Peter and his siblings (voices of Margot Robbie, Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki) to stop the coupling from coming to fruition. Will Gluck, who helmed the 2014 feature Annie, directs.
“I guess when he does mess up and make a mistake, he rectifies it in the best way possible,” said Corden. “And that I think is the best message for the film really which is everyone is going to make mistakes, all the time, all of us, whoever you are, there are screw ups coming your way. But what’s important is how you deal with those mistakes and who you are in those mistakes and that you learn from them and try not to make them again.”
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Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit books are internationally beloved, and it will be interesting to see if Sony Pictures Animation has successfully translated the spirit of Potter’s work to the big screen.
Peter Rabbit (voiced by James Corden) is a charismatic rabbit whose idyllic life is upended with the arrival of Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson), a mean man who simply wants to dispatch of all rabbits. Next door neighbor Bea (Rose Byrne) is an animal lover, and McGregor is trying his best to put himself in her good graces by pretending to be much more sensitive than he actually is. It’s up to Peter and his fellow friends to put McGregor in his place and rescue Bea from this rather horrible fellow! Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
Featuring the voices of Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley, Peter Rabbit opens nationwide February 9, 2019.
Goodbye Christopher Robin centers on the relationship between author A.A.Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Will Tiltson). Margot Robbie co-stars as Milne’s wife, who is tired of the country life and years for her previous life in London, while Kelly Macdonald is Olivia, a nanny who in Macdonald’s words, serves as the “heart and soul” of Christopher’s life.
With Daphne and Olivia playing the female figures in Christopher’s youth, they inevitably butt heads. Off screen, however, the relationship between Robbie and Macdonald was just fine. “It was so good but I have to be horrible to her the whole time, which is kind of funny,” said Robbie. “Unfortunately our characters aren’t friends but off screen we had a great time together as did everyone. It was a really nice cast. It was a really nice crew and where we shot was so beautiful. It was quite perfect”
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Goodbye Christopher Robin is now playing in select theaters.
Domhnall Gleeson, recently seen this year opposite Tom Cruise in American Made, plays Winnie The Pooh author A.A. Milne in Goodbye Christopher Robin. The film deals with Milne’s understandable struggles after serving in World War I and the close bond he builds with his son Christopher (Will Tilston).
“There was a lot of research involved,” said Gleeson. “Ann Thwait’s book was very helpful. Obviously there were his memoirs. There were Christopher Robin’s books. His plays, and then reading Winnie The Pooh – obviously that was the easiest. The rest of it was pretty hardcore and a lot of study of post traumatic stress disorder as well. But you drop all of that when you start filming.” Margot Robbie, who previously worked with Gleeson in About Time, co-stars as Milne’s wife Daphne.
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Goodbye Christopher Robin, directed by Simon Curtis (Woman in Gold) opens nationwide October 13.
Simon Curtis, the director behind the underrated Woman in Gold and acclaimed My Week With Marilyn, is back with what looks to be another winner. Goodbye Christopher Robin in inspired by the story of Winnie the Pooh author A.A. Milne’s (Ex Machina’s Domhnall Gleeson) relationship with his son Christopher (Will Tilston).
Haunted by memories of World War I and in a creative rut, Milne found inspiration from his son’s imagination, and their close bond led to the creation of Milne’s most popular character. Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad) co-stars as Milne’s wife Daphne and Kelly MacDonald, who also starred in the fantastic author/child bonding story Finding Neverland, is Christopher Robin’s nanny.
Blessed an A-list cast, respected director, and insight on one of literature’s most beloved authors, Goodbye Christopher Robin may be one of this year’s awards contenders. Goodbye Christopher Robin hits theaters October 13. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!