Rose Byrne, James Corden in talks to star in Peter Rabbit movie
Will Gluck is directing the hybrid live-action/animated tale
James Corden and Rose Byrne are going down the rabbit hole.
The Late Late Show host and the Neighbors 2 actress are in negotiations to star in Sony’s upcoming film based on the Peter Rabbit children’s books, EW has confirmed. Corden would voice the eponymous hare, while Byrne would play a human character.
Will Gluck (Easy A, Friends With Benefits) is directing the movie, which is to combine CG animation with live action. It’s envisioned as a modern interpretation of Beatrix Potter‘s tales (first published between 1902 and 1912), with a story centered on the rivalry between the rascally Peter Rabbit and gardening enthusiast Mr. McGregor.