Like Finding Neverland before it, Goodbye Christopher Robin (vocative comma infuriatingly omitted) gets into the hows and whys of a British author penning a children’s classic. Unsurprisingly, the answer here once again ends up being “because children.”
Directed by heavily-dramatized history buff Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn, Woman in Gold), the film focuses on A. A. Milne, creator of Winnie-the-Pooh. As per this first trailer, Milne comes home from World War I severely traumatized, driving the author to write something light that could be enjoyed by his son, Christopher Robin. Thusly, he creates the Pooh stories, basing them on Christopher and the boy’s stuffed playthings. Also, he’s married to Margot Robbie. That doesn’t have anything to do with creating the iconic bear, but hey. Good for him.
Goodbye Christopher Robin hits theaters October 13. The Train to Hogwarts or whatever will hit theaters in, what, another eight years or so?