A.A. Milne, the author of Winnie the Pooh, had a very interesting life. So much it is actually going to be turned into a feature film with several big names.
The movie is called Goodbye Christopher Robin. It is made by Simon Curtis who has secured a few big stars for the film. Among them are Domhnall Gleeson, who will be playing A.A. Milne.
Joining the cast is Margot Robbie who will star as Milne’s wife Daphne. First developed by Pathe, Goodbye Christopher Robin will be produced by Fox Searchlight. Damian Jones and Steve Christian are going to be the producers. Frank Cottrell Boyce and Simon Vaughan will write the film’s screenplay.
The grand story
“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”, Simon Curtis said to Deadline.
“In Domhnall and Margot we have the next generation of acting talent who we know will shine a beautiful light on A. A. Milne’s incredible and enduring story”, wrote David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield, Co-Heads of Production as Fox Searchlight, in a press release.
Goodbye Winnie the Pooh promises to give fans a glimpse into the life story of Milne’s family. The film will also go in detail about the relationship between Milne and his son Christopher Robin. And you can be sure there will be quite a few stuffed animals into the movie. After all they were the base inspiration for Milne to create Pooh and the rest of the now iconic characters.
The film will also show the viewer how Milne and his family coped with the immense success of Winnie the Pooh over the years. This will also showcase the cost of fame which had its toll on the otherwise very close family. There’s still no timetable for the movie as the script is under development.