“Goodbye Christopher Robin” Trailer Shows Winnie the Pooh’s Origin

By Creative Media Times

Fox Searchlight Pictures

A. A. Milne finds his inspiration through his young son Christopher Robin Milne for his fictional anthropomorphic teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh in the new trailer of Fox Searchlight’s “Goodbye Christopher Robin”.

Directed by Simon Curtis of My Week With Marilyn, “Goodbye Christopher Robin” stars
Domhnall Gleeson as the man who created the teddy bear character A. A. Milne, while Will Tilston is his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. “I’d really like if you wrote a book for me. I’d definitely read it,” Christopher Robin says in the trailer.

Also in the film are Margot Robbie as A. A. Milne’s wife Daphne de Sélincourt, Kelly Macdonald as Christopher Robin’s nanny Olive, Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Mary Brown, and Alex Lawther as the older Christopher Robin.

The film shows the origin of the Pooh Bear from an author who was coping with his post-traumatic stress following his return from World War I. After the war there was so much sadness. Then ‘Winnie the Pooh’ came along,” says Ribin’s nanny Olive.

Here is the film’s official synopsis:
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?

“Goodbye Christopher Robin” will be in select theaters on October 13th, 2017, with expansions planned in the succeeding weeks.