‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ Trailer: Domhnall Gleeson & Margot Robbie in Winnie the Pooh Origins

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A sweet trailer has been released for Goodbye Christopher Robin, a Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie-starring drama that tells the story of how the world of Winnie the Pooh came to life.

The film offers a look at author A. A. Milne’s (Gleeson) relationship with his son Christopher Robin, whose stuffed toys, particularly a toy bear, were the inspiration for books about Winnie-the-Pooh. The books came at just the right time for post-WWI England, offering many hope and comfort following the horrific period. Robbie plays Christopher’s mother, Daphne.

It’s a charming, thoughtful trailer, teasing what may be a bit of a crowd-pleasing tearjerker. The pic is directed by Simon Curtis, whose feature credits include My Week with Marilyn and Woman in Gold, and written by Simon Vaughan (Ripper Street) and Frank Cottrell Boyce (Millions, The Railway Man).

Goodbye Christopher Robin, which also stars Kelly Macdonald as Christopher’s nanny, Olive, is scheduled for U.S. release on October 13.

Synopsis for Goodbye Christopher Robin:

A rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive, Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?

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