Movie posters for Goodbye Christopher Robin, the upcoming biopic about Winnie the Pooh creator A.A. Milne, have hit the web. Directed by Simon Curtis, the British film from Pinewood Studios and distributed by Pathé in the UK, Fox Searchlight in the U.S., takes a look at the relationship between Milne and his son, upon whom the character Christopher Robin is based and takes his name, and how the family is affected by the success of the Winnie the Pooh books. The official description:
A rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive, Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?
Goodbye Christopher Robin should not be confused with Christopher Robin, the upcoming live action grim and gritty Pooh reboot (repooht?) that will be directed by World War Z director Marc Forster. Goodbye Christopher Robin hits theaters this Fall. Yes, we live in a world where there are two competing Winnie the Pooh related films being created around the same time, though only one can be the tentpole that launches a new cinematic universe (and we hope it’s this one). Check out the posters below: