Daisy Ridley (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) and Elizabeth Debicki (“The Great Gatsby”) are set to join Rose Byrne and James Corden in the live-action/animated hybrid “Peter Rabbit” film at Sony Pictures.
This new adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s beloved character has Corden as the voice of Peter, while Byrne will star in the live-action female lead role of Bea.
Will Gluck will direct from a screenplay by Rob Lieber with revisions by Gluck. Gluck and Zareh Nalbandian are both attached to produce. Production is slated to begin in January ahead of an April 2018 release.
Sydney-based animation and visual effects production studio Animal Logic (“The LEGO Movie”) are behind the project while Sony Pictures Entertainment will handle a worldwide licensing and merchandising program for the new film.