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First Look: Margot Robbie and Domhnall Gleeson Discover ‘Winnie The Pooh’ In Author A.A. Milne Biopic

Like "Finding Neverland" before it, the creation of "Winnie the Pooh" is getting the big screen treatment.

Domnhall Gleeson and Margot Robbie

Domnhall Gleeson and Margot Robbie

Fox Searchlight/David Appleby

“Finding Neverland” turned the creation of “Peter Pan” into an Oscar-nominated drama back in 2004, and Fox Searchlight is surely hoping that’s the case for its upcoming A.A. Milne biopic. The author created the children’s classic “Winnie the Pooh,” and he’ll be the subject of the untitled drama that will also focus on the coming-of-age of Milne’s son, Christopher Robbin. Fox Searchlight has announced production is officially underway in Oxfordshire, Surrey, East Sussex and London, and some new first look photos have debuted on USA Today to mark the occasion.

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Directed by Simon Curtis (“My Week With Marilyn,” “Woman In Gold”), the film stars Domnhall Gleeson as Milnes, Margot Robbie as his wife, Daphne, and Kelly McDonald as Christopher’s nanny, Robin. The young boy’s toys inspire the creation of ‘Winnie the Pooh,’ but as the stories become popular and help England find comfort after WWI, the family must learn to navigate the national spotlight and newfound fame. Original reports titled the film “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” but the project is officially untitled as of now.

“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,” says producer Damian Jones in an official statement.

Stephen Campbell Moore, Alex Lawther, Richard McCabe, Nico Mirallegro, Geraldine Somerville and Phoebe Waller-Bridge round out the cast. No release date has been announced. Check out the first look photos.

Fox Searchlight/David Appleby

Will Tilston

Will Tilston

Fox Searchlight/David Appleby

Domhnall Gleeson and Will Tilston

Domhnall Gleeson and Will Tilston

Fox Searchlight/David Appleby

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