After working with Disney on its upcoming Nutcracker and the Four Realms, actor Nick Mohammed has been set to voice Piglet in the studio’s live-action movie CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, the Tracking Board has confirmed.
Marc Forster (Finding Neverland) is directing the film, which stars Ewan McGregor as the titular little boy from the “Winnie the Pooh” series, who’s now all grown up and has lost his sense of imagination. Thankfully, Pooh and his friends re-enter Robin’s life to help him find it once again.
Hayley Atwell and Bronte Carmichael will play McGregor’s wife and daughter, respectively, while Mark Gatiss (BBC’s Sherlock) will play his boss, who keeps him working long hours that take a toll on the Robin family.
Jim Cummings will return to voice Winnie the Pooh, and joining him and Mohammed will be three-time Emmy winner Brad Garrett as the voice of Eeyore. The studio is still searching for the voice of Tigger.
Brigham Taylor is producing Christopher Robin, which was written by Hidden Figures scribe Allison Schroeder.
Mohammed’s feature credits include The Martian, Bridget Jones’s Baby and Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. He’ll soon be seen as the Butler in Lasse Hallstrom’s Nutcracker movie, which comes out on Nov. 2, 2018 and stars Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and young Mackenzie Foy. He’s represented by United Agents.
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