New ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ Trailer Unveils How Winnie the Pooh Came to Life

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Fox Searchlight Pictures has dropped a new trailer for Goodbye Christopher Robin, offering up a bigger look at the upcoming film starring Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie.

Based on a true story, the film tells of how children’s author A. A. Milne (Gleeson) crafted the beloved character Winnie the Pooh during a time when England was looking for hope and comfort. It also looks at how the book’s rampant success placed a spotlight Milne and his family, particularly his young son (Will Tilston), whose toys were the inspiration for Pooh’s world.

This one comes from director Simon Curtis, whose credits include My Week with Marilyn and Woman in Gold. Curtis’ films have been good-looking, somewhat amiable outings, and this one looks to continue that style. It certainly looks sweet, although hopefully it remains on the right site of cutesy without dipping into overly saccharine territory. There’s a strong cast, with Gleeson in particular looking to have a nicely rounded role on his hands. Fingers crossed.

Goodbye Christopher Robin, also starring Kelly Macdonald, will hit U.S. cinemas on October 13 and arrives in Australia on November 23.

Synopsis for Goodbye Christopher Robin:

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Will Tilston), whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), 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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