"Sooner or later, your past catches up to you."
That's the tagline for Disney's Christopher Robin, a live-action/CGI film based on characters from A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh book series. The studio released the first trailer Tuesday, giving fans of all ages their first look at Ewan McGregor starring as the adult Christopher Robin.
No longer "the young boy who embarked on countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with his band of spirited and lovable stuffed animals," Christopher Robin "has grown up and lost his way," the studio's logline teases. "Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside."
(Sounds similar to Steven Spielberg's Hook, no?)
Joining McGregor are Hayley Atwell as Christopher's wife, Evelyn Robin; Bronte Carmichael as Christopher's daughter, Madeline Robin; and Mark Gatiss as Keith Winslow, Christopher's boss.
Directed by Marc Forster, Christopher Robin also features the voice talents of Peter Capaldi as Rabbit, Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh, Brad Garrett as Eeyore, Toby Jones as Owl, Nick Mohammed as Piglet, Chris O'Dowd as Tigger and Sophie Okonedo as Kanga. Kristin Burr and Brigham Taylor serve as producers, while Jeremy Johns and Renée Wolfe serve as executive producers. Alex Ross Perry and Allison Schroeder collaborated on the family film's screenplay.
Christopher Robin will be released Aug. 3, 2018 by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.