Well, looks like the twin films phenomenon has struck yet again. Just five months since Goodbye Christopher Robin hit theaters, already another Christopher Robin-based film is waving Winnie-the-Pooh’s honey-drenched hand at us—but this one with a far less fact-based approach.
Titled simply Christopher Robin, this take comes from Disney and director Marc Forster, and it goes for something that’s more Ted by way of Hook. Ewan McGregor stars as an adult Chris Robin, now a married father himself and a resigned corporate man. When his heartless boss pushes him too far, an old friend from the past revisits Christopher. And you’d better believe it’s a bear with the strained voice of a man’s dying words.
Agent Carter‘s Hayley Atwell and Sherlock‘s Mark Gatiss costar, with the Hundred Acre Wood being filled out by the voices of Chris O’Dowd (Tigger), Nick Mohammed (Piglet), Brad Garrett (Eeyore), Peter Capaldi (Rabbit), Sophie Okonedo (Kanga), Toby Jones (Owl), and longtime Pooh actor Jim Cummings. Christopher Robin hits theaters August 3.