Hayley Atwell is joining Disney's "Christopher Robin," and this is a match made in the Hundred Acre Wood
Grab Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, and the rest of the Hundred Acre Wood folks, because we’ve got some very exciting casting news regarding Christopher Robin — and you’re going to want to have the crew with you.
Hayley Atwell, who played Peggy Carter in Captain America and, of course, Agent Carter, will be taking on the role of Christopher Robin’s wife in the Disney flick, Variety reports.
She’ll be joining an already incredibly stellar cast and crew, including Ewan McGregor as adult Christopher Robin and director Marc Forster (World War Z, Finding Neverland). Allison Schroeder (Hidden Figures) will pen the script.
The film (NOT to be confused with the upcoming Goodbye Christopher Robin) centers around a grown-up Robin, who has lost his sense of joy and imagination. That is, until he receives an unexpected visit from some childhood friends.
This is exciting on many levels:
1) It’s been months since Beauty and the Beast left theaters, and we need a live-action Disney fix STAT.
2) McGregor voiced Lumière in Beauty and the Beast, and we’re really loving how Disney is keeping it in the family.
3) Peggy Carter and Lumière together? Yes, PLEASE.
It also sounds like McGregor is in the market for creating kid-friendly films lately (which *ahem* can also appeal to a slightly older audience as well).
He also added that it was a great opportunity to revisit his musical roots after all these years since Moulin Rouge, which has us thinking that we’d love it if Christopher Robin could incorporate some music. Or, at the very least, a little song-and-dance with the Pooh crew. Please, and thank you.