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Disney's been on a roll with live action properties lately, and one of the projects in the works is a live version of the Winnie the Pooh universe called Christopher Robin that is sure to make us crave some "hunny." The latest casting update for Christopher Robin is for Piglet, and The Martian's Nick Mohammed has landed the role.
We don't know a ton about the upcoming Christopher Robin, but we do know the movie will follow a grown-up version of the titular character, and that Ewan McGregor has signed on to voice the character. In addition, we've already learned that Winnie the Pooh veteran Jim Cummings will be back to voice the popular bear. Big names like Hayley Atwell, Alan Tudyk and Brad Garrett are all on board for the new movie. Garrett will play classic character Eeyore and Tudyk is set to play Tigger, hoo hoo hoo. Atwell will play the adult Christopher Robin's wife.
As for Piglet himself, the Tracking Board doesn't have much to say about the upcoming role. Luckily, Piglet is also a classic character. So, we can expect that Piglet will be very close with Winnie the Pooh when the new movie comes out. We should also probably expect Piglet to have at least one brave moment, despite the fact he is usually a timid character. I have no idea if he'll get a signature pink outfit for the live action version, but I can't wait to see how all of these characters play out.
The Disney live action adaptation is coming after Fox Searchlight is already gearing up to release its own Christopher Robin film with a similar title. That one is Goodbye Christopher Robin, and it's about how children's author A.A. Milne modeled his stories around his own son and his toys. Because of the subject matter, it seems as if the two movies might inadvertently end up complementing one another, rather than competing. But you can judge for yourself with the full trailer, below.
As mentioned prior, Disney actually has a ton of live action adaptations in the works. Some of them, like Aladdin and Dumbo, are already in the throes of casting. So far, the House of Mouse hasn't given us a release date for Christopher Robin, but I wouldn't be surprised if the studio wanted to create at least a little distance between that movie and the similar but different project coming out later in 2017. To check out what live action adaptations are in the works, here's our full guide.