News Briefs: Ewan McGregor Eyed for Disney’s ‘Christopher Robin’

American Pastoral

Christopher Robin: Ewan McGregor (American Pastoral, above) is in talks to star in Disney’s Christopher Robin. The live-action movie tells the story of the boy from Winnie the Pooh, now grown up and with a family and troubles of his own. Allison Schroeder (Hidden Figures) has been hired to write a new version of the screenplay. Marc Forster (World War Z) is set to direct. [THR]

Jurassic Park III

Narnia: The Silver Chair: Last year we heard that the next installment of The Chronicles of Narnia fantasy series about children and a gateway to a magical kingdom would be part of a “brand-new franchise.” Now Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger; Jurassic Park III, above) has been tapped to direct Narnia: The Silver Chair, based on a script by David Magee (Life of Pi). [Variety]

Bonnie Aarons

The Nun: Bonnie Aarons (above), who portrayed a scary nun in The Conjuring 2, will reprise the role in The Nun. Demian Bichir will play a priest “who is dispatched by Rome to investigate the mysterious death of a nun.” Taissa Farmiga will also star in the spin-off; Corin Hardy will direct. Production will begin next month in Romania; the movie is scheduled to open on Friday, July 13, 2018. [THR]

Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything Trailer: A new trailer for Everything, Everything lays out the movie’s premise by using emojis. Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson and Anika Noni Rose star in the romantic drama; it opens in theaters on May 19. [Movieclips]

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