While the Fox Searchlight Pictures’ production of the A.A. Milne biopic still lacks a title, the big-screen picture that tells the story of the life of the Winnie-the-Pooh author is now officially underway. Domhnall Gleeson stars as the author who brought the honey-loving bear to life back in 1926 thanks to inspiration from his son Christopher Robin and the boy’s stuffed animals. Margot Robbie also stars as Milne’s wife Dorothy “Daphne” de Sélincourt, with Will Tilston starring as Christopher Robin.
Directed by Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn, Woman in Gold) from a script written by Frank Cottrell Boyce based on a screenplay by Simon Vaughan (A Bear Named Winnie), the film is now shooting on location in Oxfordshire, Surrey, East Sussex and London. The film also stars Kelly Macdonald, Stephen Campbell Moore, Alex Lawther, Richard McCabe, Nico Mirallegro, Geraldine Somerville and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Here’s what producer Damian Jones had to say about the project:
“I’m thrilled to finally see this fascinating story be realized with such an array of fresh and exciting talent in front of and behind the camera as well as continuing my ongoing collaboration with Fox Searchlight.”
Followed up by fellow producer Steve Christian:
“It’s such a joy to be able to share the long held passion that I’ve felt for this story and to see it all come together with a team that I could never have dreamt possible.”