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Disney is releasing a 'gritty' version of Winnie the Pooh, starring Ewan McGregor
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney plans to release a new gritty remake of Winnie the Pooh called Christopher Robin. - photo by Herb Scribner
There wont be anything sweet about the new Winnie the Pooh.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney plans to release a new gritty take on Winnie the Pooh called Christopher Robin.

Unlike previous adaptations that show cartoon characters, this new film will focus on an adult Christopher Robin played by Ewan McGregor who has lost his sense of imagination and is a businessman focused on work and success, The Hollywood Reporter explained.

The film brought Allison Schroeder, a screenwriter for Hidden Figures, to write and Marc Forster, director of World War Z and Quantum of Solace, to direct, according to THR.

Disneys live-action film will have to compete with Goodbye Christopher Robin, which looks at the real-life Christopher Robin and his family and stars Domnhall Gleeson and Margot Robbie, according to Variety.

The film releases Nov. 10, just in time for award season, Variety reported.

This film, though, tells the story of British author A.A. Milne, who penned the first Winnie the Pooh story back in 1926 and later The House at Pooh Corner in 1928.

Those stories were based on his son Christopher Robin Milne and his stuffed animals, including a black bear named Pooh, according to Variety.
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