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Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie to star in 'Goodbye Christopher Robin'

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Domhnall Gleeson (Brooklyn; The Revenant; Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Margot Robbie (The Big Short; The Legend of Tarzan; Suicide Squad) are actors in the midst of a hot streak. And it looks to continue with the announcement from Fox Searchlight that the two will team up with director Simon Curtis (Woman in Gold; My Week with Marilyn) on Goodbye Christopher Robin.

Gleeson will portray famed writer A.A. Milne with Robbie as his wife, Daphne. The studio says the film will give, “A rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh.”

In a statement released by Fox Searchlight, director Simon Curtis says: “I am delighted to be collaborating with Frank Cottrell Boyce to tell the remarkable and poignant story of the family behind the creation of Winnie the Pooh.” 

(And if you still don’t know how to pronounced Gleeson’s name, here is a helpful guide.)

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