Walt Disney Pictures released the first teaser trailer for its upcoming film, “Christopher Robin.”
Ewan McGregor stars as Christopher Robin. He is all grown up with a family of his own, and has forgotten about his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. As the pressures of work and family life begin to weigh on him, he is reunited with his childhood friend, Winnie-the-Pooh.
Last year, McGregor won a Golden Globe for his performances as Ray and Emmit Stussy in the FX series, “Fargo.” He also recently starred in “Beauty and the Beast” and “T2: Trainspotting.”
Hayley Atwell stars as Christopher Robin’s wife, Evelyn. The “Agent Carter” star also appeared last year in the mini-series “Howard’s End,” and the short-lived series, “Conviction.”
All of the old favorites are there. Pooh is voiced by prolific voice actor Jim Cummings. Chris O’Dowd voices Tigger. Toby Jones lends his vocals to Owl, Peter Capaldi is Rabbit, and Brad Garrett is Eeyore. Academy Award nominee Sophie Okonedo also joins the cast, voicing Kanga, and Nick Mohammed is Piglet.
Alex Ross Perry wrote the screenplay, based on the characters by A.A. Milne. Perry also wrote “The Color Wheel,” “Listen Up Philip,” and “Queen of Earth.” Tom McCarthy and Allison Schroeder also did additional work on the script. McCarthy won an Academy Award for co-writing Best Picture winner “Spotlight” in 2015. He was also nominated for Best Director for that film. And he was nominated for Best Original Screenplay for the Disney/Pixar classic, “Up.”
Allison Schroeder was nominated for an Oscar last year for writing “Hidden Figures.” She also wrote several episodes of the TV series “Side Effects” and the TV Movie “Mean Girls 2.”
Marc Forster directs “Christopher Robin.” He has directed Oscar-nominated and winning films including “Monster’s Ball,” “Finding Neverland,” and “The Kite Runner.” He also directed “Stranger Than Fiction,” “Quantum of Solace,” and “World War Z.”
“Christopher Robin” will be in theaters on August 3.