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First look at Margot Robbie in star-studded film about Winnie The Pooh’s AA Milne

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Margot Robbie is having one of her best years to date.

Not only has the actress secured her very own Harley Quinn spin-off, making her one of the few female comic book characters to get her own movie, but she’s also wowed in Suicide Squad and The Legend of Tarzan.

And now The Wolf on Wall Street star is set to lend her talented to a brand-new period drama, which will tell the story of celebrated children’s author, AA Milne.


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The film will focus on Milne’s relationship with his son, as well as his beloved wife Daphne (Robbie), whom he married in 1913 shortly before joining the British Army in World War I.

During his time in the armed forces, he was forced to join the catastrophic charge in the Battle of the Somme, and was gravely injured.

He was flown back to England to recuperate – and, in 1920, he welcomed his son, Christopher Robin.

Domnhall Gleeson as AA Milne and Margot Robbie as his wife Daphne

Domnhall Gleeson as AA Milne and Margot Robbie as his wife Daphne

The author forged a close relationship with his little boy, playing incessantly with him and his beloved stuffed toys – including Pooh Bear, Tigger, Eeyore, Tigger, and the rest of the gang.

It was this that inspired Milne to conjure up the magical world of The Hundred Acre Wood – and to pen his Winnie the Pooh books.

The stories captured the attention of post-WWII Britain, and catapulted the family into literary superstardom – and it is these moments that the untitled movie will capture, along with all the stresses and strains that came with it.


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Robbie will be joined by Domnhall Gleeson as Milne, newcomer Will Tilston as Christopher Robin, and Kelly MacDonald as Olive, the family’s nanny.

Simon Curtis – who found success with My Week With Marilyn - is in the director’s chair for this one, working from a script by Frank Cottrell Boyce and Simon Vaughan.

Will Tilston as Christopher Robin

Will Tilston as Christopher Robin

The film, previously titled Goodbye Christopher Robin, is currently being filmed in Oxfordshire, and does not have a release date.

However it seems safe to predict that the Untitled AA Milne Project will arrive on a rather blustery day in 2017.

Watch this space…

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