Ewan McGregor in Talks to Star in Live-Action Winnie the Pooh Movie
Disney isn't slowing down on remaking its animated classics into live-action movies.
Fresh off the blockbuster success of "Beauty and the Beast" and setting a release date for "The Lion King," Disney is getting to work on a live-action version of "Winnie the Pooh." And according to The Hollywood Reporter, Ewan McGregor is in talks to star.
He'd play the titular character in "Christopher Robin," which will be directed by Marc Forster. Christopher is a businessman focused on his career. He's completely lost his sense of imagination — until Pooh shows up at his door one day, ready to take him on a new adventure.
This isn't McGregor's first experience with a live-action remake of a Disney hit; he played Lumiere in "Beauty and the Beast." And he's had a very busy year, starring in "T2: Trainspotting" and FX's "Fargo" Season 3.
In addition to a "Winnie the Pooh" remake, Disney's slate includes new versions of "Aladdin," "Mulan," and possibly "Dumbo."