Writer-director Tom McCarthy has joined Disney’s team working on the latest live-action fantasy movie, “Christopher Robin,” based on the classic Winnie-the-Pooh stories. McCarthy, who won an Oscar for “Spotlight” and co-wrote the story for Pixar’s “Up”, will be rewriting the Disney script previously drafted by indie filmmaker, Alex Ross Perry (“Listen Up Philip,” “Queen Of Earth,” “Golden Exits“).

You may remember Christopher Robin from your favorite Winnie-the-Pooh children’s book series. The live-action film will be based on the original character created by author A.A. Milne and features Christopher Robin all-grown-up. Instead of having adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood, Robin has now become a workaholic with little time for his family. The film will unite Robin with his inner child – and his best friend Pooh.

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The writer-director seems like a safe choice for Disney’s latest live action movie which appears to be trying to turn into a franchise. Now an industry veteran, McCarthy gained success early on in his career with his directing debut “The Visitor,” which earned an Oscar nomination.

“Christopher Robin” will be helmed by director Marc Forster, while McCarthy’s latest project “13 Reasons Why,” arrives March 31st on Netflix. [Empire]

  • cirkusfolk

    So this is Hook for Winnie the Pooh? And not to be confused with the film coming out this year about the author/creator of those stories, which itself is not to be confused with Finding Neverland.

  • DG

    And I just immediately lost interest…