Oscar winning “Spotlight” writer-director Tom McCarthy has come onboard to pen a re-write of “Christopher Robin” at Disney Pictures.
Created in A.A. Milne’s book “Winnie the Pooh” in 1926 and named for Milne’s son Christopher and his pet teddy bear, the Christopher Robin character has adventures with a talking Pooh and other animals of the Hundred Acre Wood.
Forster’s film will follow Christopher Robin as an adult workaholic with little time for his family – until Pooh re-enters his life.
The move gives new momentum to the live-action fantasy movie and comes three months after Marc Forster (“Finding Neverland”) came on board to direct.
Alex Ross Perry (“Queen of Earth”) was hired in November to write the first draft of the screenplay. Brigham Taylor (“The Jungle Book”) is producing.