Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie to Star in an A.A. Milne Biopic

By Maryann Yin Comment

Winnie the Pooh 200Two actors have signed on to star in the Goodbye Christopher Robin movie: Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie. In this A.A. Milne biopic, Gleeson will play the Winnie the Pooh series author and Robbie will play Milne’s wife Daphne.

According to Entertainment WeeklySimon Curtis will serve as the director for this project. Frank Cottrell Boyce and Simon Vaughan will collaborate on writing the script.

Here’s more from Deadline: “The story gives a 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. Along with his mother Daphne, and his nanny Olive, Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books. The enchanting tales brought hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, the film will look at what the cost might be to the family?” (via Slash Film)