Fox Searchlight released the first official stills of the Untitled A.A. Milne Project earlier this week via USA Today. We have added the stills in our gallery. The movie is expected to be released in 2017.
Domhnall Gleeson is trading the evil of General Hux for the kid-friendly charm of Winnie-the-Pooh.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Gleeson plays British children’s author A.A. Milne in an upcoming biopic based on the life of the beloved teddy bear’s creator. USA TODAY has the first look at stills from the as yet untitled Fox Searchlight movie — which started filming in England two weeks ago — featuring Gleeson, Margot Robbie (who veers far from Harley Quinn as wife Daphne Milne) and newcomer Will Tilston (as little Christopher Robin).
With the working title of The Untitled A.A. Milne Project — though, honestly, we dug the original Goodbye Christopher Robin handle — the movie centers on the father/son relationship between Milne and Christopher Robin, whose stuffed toys inspired Milne to create the magical world of Pooh Bear, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger and the rest of the gang that inhabited the books Winnie-the-Pooh in 1926 and The House at Pooh Corner two years later. The tomes took England by storm following World War I, but also overshadowed all of Milne’s previous works and put an international spotlight on the family and their nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald).
It was reported earlier this year that Domhnall’s upcoming movie “Mena” has been retitled to “American Made“. The movie also got a new release date, on September 29, 2017. THR is reporting the following story:
Universal is pushing back the release of Tom Cruise-starrer Mena from Jan. 6, 2017 to Sept. 29, 2017.
The movie, directed by Doug Liman, is also getting a new title: American Made. The project reunites Liman and Cruise after making 2014’s Edge of Tomorrow together.
American Made stars Cruise as real-life American pilot and hustler Barry Seal, who ran drugs in the 1980s for cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar and was recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in history. (Cruise himself is a trained pilot.)
The film is financed by Cross Creek Pictures, with Universal handling distribution and marketing duties.
Universal insiders say the fall corridor, which is primetime for adult dramas, is a better fit for American Made.
Another (possible) project for Domhnall: The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Domhnall is in talks to join the cast of Darren Aronofsky’s Untitled project.
Michelle Pfeiffer and Domhnall Gleeson are in negotiations to join Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem in Darren Aronofsky’s untitled Paramount Pictures drama.
Also in discussions to join the roll call are veteran actor Ed Harris and Gleeson’s brother, Brian Gleeson.
Aronofsky wrote the script, which focuses on a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests come to their home, disrupting their lives.
Character details were not revealed.
A June production start is being penciled for a release in 2017.
Aronofsky and his partners at Protozoa Pictures, Scott Franklin and Ari Handel are producing.
Pfeiffer’s last screen appearance was with Robert De Niro in Luc Besson’s crime thriller The Family. She has two projects in the cast, the HBO Bernie Madoff movie The Wizard of Lies and the indie drama Beat-Up Little Seagull. She is repped by CAA, Management 360 and Hirsch Wallerstein.
Paradigm-repped Gleeson, who last year starred in Ex Machina and played a villain in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is joining Will Forte in A Futile and Stupid Gesture, Netflix’s movie about the founding of National Lampoon.
Deadline is reporting that Domhnall is in talks for “Goodbye Christopher Robin“.
Domhnall Gleeson, seared into the consciences of children worldwide for his turn as the villainous General Hux in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, could be about to play a more family friendly figure in Winnie the Pooh creator AA Milne. Gleeson is in talks to board Simon Curtis’ Goodbye Christopher Robin, which charts the relationship between Milne and his son, which led to the creation of everyone’s favourite honey-loving bear Winnie the Pooh. Pooh was named after Milne’s son Robin’s teddy bear. Robin, who initially had a difficult relationship with his father, also served as the inspiration for the character Christopher Robin. The real Robin’s toys also lent their names to other Winnie the Pooh characters such as Tigger, Eyeore and Piglet.
Prolific Brit producer Damian Jones is producing along with former Pinewood Pictures head Steve Christian. Pathe developed the project, which will go through Jones’ first-look production pact with Fox Searchlight, news of which Deadline broke a few weeks ago. This is shaping up nicely for Jones, who has been on a roll of late with local hits Dad’s Army and The Lady in the Van as well as the feature adaptation of classic comedy Brit TV series Absolutely Fabulous, which Fox Searchlight will distribute and co-finance with BBC Films.
Deadline is reporting Domhnall is in talks to join “A Futile And Stupid Gesture“.
Domhnall Gleeson is making a deal to join Will Forte in A Futile And Stupid Gesture, the Netflix feature about the guys who founded National Lampoon and turned into a comic force that hatched John Hughes, John Belushi, and movies including Animal House and Caddyshack. Forte already was set to play Doug Kenney, and Gleeson will play Henry Beard, who formed the humor magazine with Kenney and Robert Hoffman. David Wain is directing the film, which Michael Colton and John Aboud adapted from the Josh Karp book. Peter Principato and Jonathan Stern are producing.
Gleeson had a most memorable 2015, co-starring in Ex Machina, The Revenant, Brooklyn and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He picks up where he left off, co-starring with Tom Cruise in the Doug Liman-directed Mena, and then Crash Pad, and he’s back shooting the next Star Wars installment. He had time in his schedule to squeeze in the Lampoon film.
Gleeson’s repped by Paradigm and Dublin-based The Agency’s Karl Hayden.
StarWars.com has announced that principal photography for “Star Wars: Episode VIII” began. It has been confirmed that Domhnall will return.
Rey took her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will continue her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the continuing Star Wars saga, Star Wars: Episode VIII, which began principal photography at Pinewood Studios in London on February 15, 2016.
Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is written and directed by Rian Johnson and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcomes back cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New cast members will include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and talented newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.
Domhnall attended the EE British Academy Film Awards yesterday. He presented the Film Not In The English Language award alongside Carrie Fisher to Hugo Sigman and Damian Szifron (‘Wild Tales’). “Brooklyn” took home the Outstanding British Film, “The Revenant” took home Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Sound and Best Leading Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) while “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” took home Special Visual Effects. For the full list of winners be sure to head over to the official website. We have added the first batch of high quality images in our gallery.
Domhnall arrived at the EE British Academy Film Awards earlier this evening. We have added the first high quality images in our gallery. He is expected to present one of the awards tonight. Be sure to tune in on BBC One at 9pm (UK time) and come back later for our coverage!