Entertainment Weekly has exclusive new pic’s for the upcoming family movie/biography “Goodbye Christopher Robin.”
“Goodbye Christopher Robin” is about author, A.A. Milne and his wife Daphne de Selincourt, the parents of one of the most famous literary children of all time: Christopher Robin.
The upcoming Goodbye Christopher Robin tells the story of how the young Milne returned from World War I and became an international sensation after publishing stories based on his young son’s toys — including, most famously, Winnie the Pooh.
“I’d never considered why Winnie the Pooh was so popular,” Robbie tells EW. “But it was really interesting to learn that part of the reason it was so popular was that it came at a time when the country and the world were hurt from the war. After World War I, everyone felt robbed of their innocence. It gave a little bit of that back. You could open these books up, and there was this beautiful, simple, happy life that you could be transported to. People needed that at the time — and probably need it still today.”
The film stars Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, and Will Tilston as the young Christopher Robin, whom his parents called “Billy Moon” at home. When Milne’s books take off, Christopher Robin becomes a household name.
“Goodbye Christopher Robin” is due to release in theaters October 13th.
Will you be watching?